Monday, February 27, 2012
FO: Sirdar Snuggly 3149 Hat E
I've knit a second baby hat, this time following a pattern from Sirdar to compare to the Baby Koolhaas hat I knit last week. Now admittedly I chose the 6 months size rather than the newborn size, but this hat finishes a couple inches wider in circumference and almost an inch deeper than the Koolhaas hat. My suspicions that the Koolhaas hat turned out on the small size have been confirmed; going forward I think I'll move up a needle size to bring the finished size more in line with this Sirdar hat.
While tidying up over the weekend I came across three more balls of white acrylic baby yarn, so there will definitely be several more hats over the coming days. My plan is to knit up all this baby yarn as part of my Surmount the Stash 2012 challenge; it'd be nice to get a bundle of hats ready by spring.
The original Sirdar pattern instructions for this hat include a round of embroidered flowers just above the brim but I'm undecided about that. There's no doubt they're cute - you can see them in the photo in the link above - but I wonder whether adding flowers changes the hat from unisex to feminine. What do you think? Embroidered flowers? Or no flowers?