Sometimes I’m envious of babies. They get to wear the softest things. All the soft blankets, clothes, toys. Well I don’t need the toys but still. I like soft fabrics and yarn! Our kids are obviously out of the baby stage and so are most of our friend’s kids as well. But good friends of ours just had a gorgeous little girl and as I’ve been back into knitting this year I thought I’d knit up a few things. So off I went to Ravelry and did a search for something practical but pretty.
I came across a pattern they were referencing as a drop design. A little hat and blanket. I thought this would be perfect. Off I went to choose colours. I don’t like to do the typical colours of pink for girls and blue for boys. It’s so overdone. I picked a lemon yellow for the hat and a coral orange for the blanket.
The hat only took me about 4 hours to make, I couldn’t believe it! I wasn’t used to finishing a project so quickly. I see why people knit baby stuff all the time. You can just bang them out! 🙂
The pattern for the blanket said it needed 450g of yarn. I found that to be way too much. I only needed to buy 300g worth and had some left over. I did wander from the pattern in that I decided not to crochet round the edge and I knitted the whole blanket at once. The pattern calls for knitting 12 rectangles then sewing them together.
The blanket took me a few months what with traveling and all. The tricky bit at the end was getting all the dog hair off of it. With two dogs that like to cuddle it’s impossible to keep it off whatever project I’m working on.
We got to meet their baby girl yesterday and she was the sweetest thing. She is now two months old and such a peaceful little baby. We are very happy for them. 🙂
Thank you. If I had the patience I’d make one for our bed but I think that would take forever. 🙂
You do a great job. Coud never crochet or knit well.
Most of it is knit and purl. And patience. That helps too. 🙂 Thanks!
Lovely – there is such joy in a baby! I can imagine your dogs liking the feel of the soft blanket!
Fortunately they kept off the blanket. Couldn’t keep the dog hair off though! They should be bald for all the hair they lose.
Those are beautiful!
Thank you! I was pleased how they came out.
Thank you so much! We all love it and it is very soft indeed!! 🙂
I’m so glad you like it! 🙂
Great projects! You have a really good point about motivation for knitting/crocheting baby things: quick. I’ll keep that in mind the next time I hear of a baby 🙂
The blanket photos remind me of the pink sweater that I made for my first child. I got to wondering if soft fabrics help babies to get the cuddling that they need.
Thanks! Baby sized projects help with the instant gratification. 😊