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Knitting away...

Knitting away...

As mentioned here and here I've been busy knitting baby hats for charity. I finished a third tiny hat today. 

Photo by Faith 

Photo by Faith 

My friend will be bringing these with her to a hospital in June, so I have several months to produce lots and lots of hats. I'm sure between now and then I'll mix it up and do a couple different patterns but for now I'm loving the kitty ear hats and this is why:

  1.  Seed stitch (knit 1, purl 1; then alternate on the next row) is easy to do and hides any imperfections.
  2. The ears give them some edge/personality without causing any trouble for the babies or the equipment the babies are hooked up to. 
  3. I don't have to count rows and decrease my number of stitches. I just work in seed stitch in the round until it's the right length then seam off the top edge and sew up where the ears will be.
  4. The only tricky thing is working with double pointed needles (these are tiny hats and too small for circular needles). However, it is good practice to get more comfortable with them and it feels oh so impressive to balance around 5 needles. 
Invasion of the Puppets

Invasion of the Puppets

Ah, Cardboard!

Ah, Cardboard!