Saturday, May 23, 2009

in the pink

Next on the needles? Another baby hat in leftover pink baby yarn. Thanks to Save-On-Crafts for this simple hat pattern. With a K2P2 ribbed brim the hat'll fit snugly, and with the main part of the hat and crown in stockinette, it'll be comfortable. I won't be adding the pompom, though - most hospitals prefer preemie and newborn hats without them.

The yarn is leftover from a baby sweater Mom made last year - one of her caregivers wanted a special gift for her niece's christening. Looks like there's enough for a couple of hats! And why pink and blue for hats? Because that's what the parents of newborns want. The hospitals report that demand for those two colours outstrips all other colour choices. Well, it makes sense doesn't it? Because everyone always asks - is it a boy or a girl?

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