Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3.15.11 :: 15 weeks & 219 weeks old


Quentin is 15 weeks old today.

Sean is 219 weeks old today.

Items found in Mack's bed this morning: 1 plastic kid spoon, 1 spongebob baseball glove, 1 Fisher Price Digital Camera, a handful of books, 6 stuffed animals, 1 poker chip, 8 silly bandz and 1 play hammer. Sometimes I wonder why he needs to sleep with some of these items, and what goes on in there after lights out.

I've been doing a little bit of crochet since I can't show you my current in progress design (sock pattern I'm designing for that sock club I got asked to do). I did finish not one, but 2 crochet hats...


Pattern: Crochet PomPom Baby Hat by Nikki Kirkwood (My Ravelry Link Hat 1 & Hat 2)
For: Photography Props
Yarn: Patons SWS (Soy Wool Stripes)
Hook: 10.0 mm (N/P)
: Newborn and 3-6 months size
Timeline: March 14, 2011 (about an hour each)
Modifications: For the newborn size, I chained the 28 as it called for, but I added the extra round that the 3-6 month size calls for in the pattern as I found without it, it was preemie size. Yarn was held double stranded on both hats.
Notes: The first time I tried this, I had the wrong yarn (handspun) and the wrong hook size. I went down one hook size and found more suitable yarn. It was more pleasant to work with when I finally had it better. Very cute pattern. Super easy to make. I want to make boy colored ones too. Now I just need to find a baby girl to photograph modeling these hats.


Comfortable Mack watching some Caillou before bed.

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dawn said...

I love the hats...unfortunately I don't have a baby girl or two you can borrow ;)

Amelah said...

Very cute hats!

sapphireblue said...

Adorable. Maybe you can borrow one of those baby girls from the playgroup?

Tara said...

Aw, they turned out super cute! Glad you figured out the pattern, those are going to be great props.

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Barb said...

The hats are too cute!

erin said...

cute cute hats. I am so enjoying crochet. I think a sock pattern would be so lovely!

g-girl said...

the pompom hats came out great!! love the color. quentin's face is starting to mature a bit!