Well I had half a ball of Cleckheaton Cotton Soft left after making the booties, so I decided to whip up a wee hat on Sunday to make a set. Well, sort of a set since the patterns don’t exactly match. I decided to use the Baby Watchcap pattern but since I did it on a 40cm circ (that was the only circ I had in 4.5mm) and the pattern calls for 66 stitches I cast on an extra 6 stitches so that the first couple of rounds wouldn’t be too much of a stretch. In hindsight I should have done it on my 4mm 30cm needles, but you live and learn!
I was thinking that if it came out big it didn’t matter cos it would fit baby at some point, except then I started running out of yarn… The pattern is just 3×3 rib for 6 inches and then you do the crown decreases. But I started to get worried about how much yarn I had left when it was only about 5 inches, so I decided to do the decreases then. The result is a wide hat that is only short. It will probably only fit a newborn with the brim folded up, except its probably too loose for a newborn. sigh.
Oh well, I’m not going to be offended if Tammy never uses it – its the thought that counts, right? This is a crappy blurry picture but it shows how big it isn’t. oops.