After Victoise posted her watermelon hat I decided to make one for my girlfriends’s 3-week-old.
I used the pattern for the Feather Lace Ruffle in Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on the Edge (pg. 56), and knitted it flat, so there would be an opening in the back–I didn’t want the ruffle to bunch at the back of baby’s neck, so this way it can be spread open so it’s comfy!
After decreasing, I knit a few round in the dark green, then 2 rounds in light green (didn’t have white!) and then the red. Instead of decreasing at the top, I just ran thread through the live stitches and cinched it up. I was orginally going to put black beads on for the “seeds” but I didn’t want baby to roll over and have a bead pressing on her head. (i’m very paranoid about my knitting “hurting” babies!)… SO I just randomly “embroidered” black dots.
Hat was made with 1 ball of Shine Worsted in Watermelon, 1 ball of Shine Sport in Grass, about 2 yards each of Shine Sport in Green Apple, and Shine Worsted in Ebony… all from Knitpicks
The circumference of the hat is just right (15 inches) but I think the brim is I’m a little worried that the brim is going to cover baby’s face, but she sleeps allt he time anyway, so maybe it will help bring her nice dreams :angelgrin: