Here’s what I made yesterday:
There’s nothing in this shot for scale, so you’ll have to trust me that it’s 3.75 inches tall and little over 9 inches in circumference (unstretched).
It’s knit over 48 stitches to make it small enough for a newborn. The pattern was meant for babies a few months old, I think, with the directions for the smallest size indicating to knit it over 60 inches. Each “twist” in the pattern is knit over 6 stitches, so it was easy enough to adjust the size by downsizing my hat by two “twists” (i.e., 12 stitches)
The resulting hat won’t fit for long, as babies’ heads grow so quickly, but it’ll make a good “first hat,” to be saved by the baby’s mom in her baby-memory box. (Most moms have those, don’t they?) I look forward to seeing photos of a brand-new baby wearing it while snoozing happily in mom’s or dad’s arms.
As for new projects, I’ve started a boobie hat in a light tan yarn, with some pink standing by for nipplage*. And I’m leaning toward spicing them up a bit, too, with some hardware. Look for pix in the next couple of days.
* OK, so that might not be a real word
yet, but it will should be, doncha think? Me, too.