As I’ve mentioned before, a couple of close friends of mine are having a baby soon (actually, by the time I finally share this post they might have already had him) and since they’re both Gryffindors I’m helping to prepare them for the baby by knitting as many Gryffindor themed items as I can think of.
This week I went ahead and made a bunch of baby hats. I used my round knitting looms, and this size chart to figure out which one I needed.
I started by just making a set of three newborn hats, which are adorable if I may say so:
But then I became concerned that it wasn’t enough. The baby is due in December, so hats are a wonderful thing for them to have. However, how long would the newborn hats fit? So I made a set of the next size up as well, just to be sure they’d fit through the season.
I didn’t really use a pattern for these, I mostly just winged it, and I think they turned out alright. For the hats that are more solid colored I made the rim of the hat in one color, and then switched to the primary color once it was finished. I went with the rim color for the pom pom, because I thought it made a nice touch of color. For the striped hat I just alternated every five rows. Like I said, pretty simple!
I made the pom-poms using this tool here. You don’t need to buy this tool set though, cardboard would work instead. I just wanted something to make my life a little bit easier. Plus I’m helpless when it comes to resisting buying cool tools like this.
The newborn hats took no time at all; I made all three in less than two hours. The infant hats took slightly longer, but honestly not by much.