Monday, October 10, 2011

Pumpkins for a Lil’ Pumpkin

My SiL Kathy had her baby shower recently, and for the baby gift she requested a pumpkin hat for her baby girl, who is due any day now.

Although I was hoping to find something a bit softer than acrylic yarn, I couldn’t find anything local that was the precise “pumpkin” shade that was also merino wool.  I ended up using Vanna’s Choice yarn from JoAnn fabrics.  It’s not my favorite, but I’m happy with the finished result.

The hat pattern I used is the Berry Hat, which I modified to look more like a pumpkin by working a K3, P2 ribbing after I did the rolled brim.

Of course I couldn’t just stop with a hat.  After all, Kathy’s expecting a girl, and everyone knows a truly fashionable girl has a matching hat and shoes!

PumpkinCollageFor the booties I used a mish-mash of several patterns, which would most likely bore anyone but non-knitters, and probably the knitters as well.  If you are really that interested, you can view the detailed changes I made on my ravelry page here.


Anonymous said...

Ridiculously cute... Why you are not making these en masse and selling them is beyond me.... Everyone I've shown these to at work gushes :P


TuttleTime said...

Seriously! ...I agree with Joosh, who I am jealous doesn't seem to respond to my blog posts. I need to add him to my links. :)

Rach is awesome and should make more goodies to sell.

Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

Here, here! I concur! These are the CUTEST! I can't imagine how ADORABLE the little cutie pie is going to be with these on! You should post a pic of her wearing them when she arrives! :)

Anonymous said...

Love love love them!! Thank you so much for these. The hat already fits her and I need to take a picture of her wearing her "ensemble." :D

Ellen said...

Where did you get that blouse? I want it!