Where there is a wild thing, there must be a king of all wild things! I bought my three year old his costume, but I knew I could easily do a Max for cheap, and I did! Here’s how: Continue reading →
Fall is here! Everything is flavored with pumpkin, why not your little ones, too? Get your little ones excited for fall in no time with this quick knit. Continue reading →
As promised, here’s the pattern I used to create this adorable knit pumpkin bow headband.
The base pattern I used is from Blue Sky Alpacas. You can find the pattern here (Miss Savannah Bow). I love Blue Sky Alpaca yarn, and they have some pretty awesome free patterns on their site. Definitely worth checking out.
The Miss Savannah Bow pattern is a newborn pattern (0-6 months), and that headband no longer fits my baby girls head! Here’s my baby girl wearing it at 4 months. Continue reading →
Being able to quickly knit up a newborn baby hat is always useful! Here are some reasons why you might want to knit a quick newborn beanie:
- You’re having a baby. Yay! And congratulations!
- You know someone having a baby. Yay for you! You can have all the fun and enjoy the cuteness without having to deal with the spit up and the poop-y explosions.
- You’re bored and need something to knit, and want to make some newborn hats to donate (to a hospital, or local charity).
- You want to have a baby and need somewhere to put your “I can’t believe another month has just passed and I’m still not pregnant” angst. (No judgements here.)
Last winter or spring sometime, I knit a quick newborn hat in this beautiful brown alpaca yarn. Since then, it’s been sitting. I thought it’d be a great idea to add some quick ears, a bow, and BAM! A super cute ready-to-wear critter hat to throw on my newborn baby girl when she decides to show up! I couldn’t decide what type of “critter” my hat looked like until my friend decided it looked like a cat. So call it what you will, but this hat has ears…
How many times have you heard someone say, “You learn something new everyday.” Well, I’m all for lifelong learning, and YouTube has proved to be a great resource for teaching me knitting! Over the holiday weekend, I taught “myself” (via YouTube) the fisherman rib stitch. What a fun stitch! But man, it’s seeming to take me forever. Someone please tell me that with practice I can get faster at this! Here is my progress on a baby hat so far:
I love free knitting patterns! This one is especially beautiful. The “Come Said Away” baby blanket was designed by Yarnhog (and is featured on her blog here).
I found this beauty when I was searching for things to make for my then still-in-the-belly nephew whose parents were designing a nautical themed nursery. I didn’t end of making the blanket, but my Mom did, and it turned out lovely! As it’s just straight pearls and knits, as long as you can follow a pattern (and count), you can do this blanket! I highly recommend this pattern as a gift for any nautical loving baby!