Our neighbours’ baby daughter was 1 year old on 29th September. Doesn’t time fly?
I wanted to gift her something hand-made but didn’t want to make any toys as I figured they would arrive aplenty from family members. So, after some thought, I sat down with my crochet hook and a new ball of very bright yarn to crochet a hat. Winter is only just around the corner, after all. There was lots of crocheting and unravelling as I began. I didn’t exactly follow a pattern, but was using a couple of on-line sources for inspiration. My problem came from the fact I was using DK yarn, whereas most people seem to write patterns for Aran & Chunky when it’s hats – so it took forever to work my circle to the right size. Also, no one seemed to agree about head circumference for a 12 month baby and I didn’t want to go dashing across the road with my tape measure.
And here’s the beanie, complete with 2 small pompoms on top, earflaps and plaited ties.
It’s very basic. Crocheted in a Marriner DK yarn (colour “Mirage” from their Mermaid range). I hadn’t heard of Marriner yarn before but Viking parents gifted me a couple of balls, in different colourways. Because I’m curious, I checked out the on-line store and may well be ordering in more at some point because it was lovely to work with. And very reasonably priced! Only £1.50 for a 100g ball. I weighed up the yarn remaining, after this beanie, and I still have 54g left. Enough to crochet up another beanie, or to make something else.
Anyway . . . the birthday gal looks lovely in her new hat. It’s a teensy bit on the big side, but not so big that it looks silly. It should keep her head & ears warm this winter and quite possibly next winter too.