Sorry I haven’t been on in a while. There’s not much to share when I’m just working on hat and scarf orders. But I finally started a baby blanket for my cousin (intentionally, instead of the few “I have scraps and will totally remember what they are and buy more” attempts), and I made a hat today that I’m super proud of.
First of all, the blanket:
The yarn! It’s my go-to of Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton. I figured it’d be sturdy and soft for a baby blanket, plus it comes in pretty colors. And no fuzz to get in the little guy’s mouth, either (they’ve announced it’s a boy, which was my guess from the start!)
I chose Felted Button’s “Granny Stripe Squared” pattern, which I adore. The designer AND pattern, I mean 🙂
When I first bought the yarn, I didn’t have quite enough cash for all of it, so I did several of the inner square “stripe” parts first:
My best guess was that this would be 6 by 6, because this was 6 squares lined up. Not quite big enough, but the edging would certainly add some size!
The first finished square!
Plus, the edging adds a LOT of size. So instead of 36 squares, I’m pretty sure this will be plenty big with just 25 squares, 5 by 5. I’ll take a picture when I have 9 done so I can show the height/width I think will work.
I’ve been doing a square between each order–they don’t take long, and it breaks up the monotony of hats and scarves.
This morning, however, I didn’t want to do another square for my “break”. I looked on Ravelry and the top pattern in my search caught my eye immediately: an owl hat!
The finished body of the hat. Looks pretty boring at this point…
Hey, look, eyes! He looks kinda crazy, but definitely more owl-like.
I wanted to stick with a cyclops owl, but thought better of it…
Two eyes looks better. Don’t ask why this picture looks blurry, I have no clue.
There’s the owl! The beak really makes this great.
The braids, pre-braided. This was hard to braid, trust me. So many strands!
But it was worth it! He has nice long earflap braids, and he looks SO CUTE.
I loved this whole thing, beginning to end.