September 26, 2014

Newborn Gifts

At the same time I was sending presents to my mom, I also included a few items for a friend of hers who is having a girl soon.

I reused the same Newborn hat pattern with my brim modification, from when I did one for charity. This time I used actual baby yarn I had on hand in a lovely variegated color scheme. The yarn is Baby Bee by Hobby Lobby in "Playtime Ombre."

Like before I did the same scallop edging for the hat. Super simple and cute.

I got ambitious and decided to also make a pair of booties in the same yarn. I found a pattern for Loopy Love Newborn Booties on Moogly blog. I cant help but think I've used another of their patterns as well, but I can't remember which. Anyway I decided to give it a go.

The pattern is pretty straightforward. Make a pair of bases and then work the uppers onto them. There is a left and a right which kind of made me a little confused, but with plenty of pictures I was able to figure it out.
So you can see the edging folds down over the last row of fpdc.
Even without doing their color change, these came out adorable. With the scallop I added on to the hat, it all really feels like a set.
All done!
Time for Hat: 1 hour
Booties: 1.5 hours (went slow, messed up a few times)

Update: Forgot to add that mom thought it needed a pom pom. Used this Fork Method tutorial to make a tiny pom. Not sure it came out spectacular but does add a bit of... whimsy?
Colors look lighter in the morning light.