12 February, 2011

Izzy and Izzy Hat

There's something in the water where I work that is causing people to get pregnant. Therefore, another baby knit:


Pattern: Sadie by Susan Dittrich
Yarn: Cascade Sierra in Cameo
Needles: Size 7, 4.5 mm
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This little sundress is pretty cute, especially if you knit the stripey version that the pattern calls for. I thought about it, but then decided to knit a solid version and a matching sunhat instead. The pattern comes in a few different sizes. I made the 17-inch chest size after consulting this chest size chart for babies. I figured since the chart said that a 6-12 month average size is 16 inches and a 12-18 month average size is 18 inches, the 17-inch size would be good for a 9-12 month old. Boy, was I wrong! We'll be lucky if Little Isabelle doesn't outgrow this dress by the summer!

Izzy Hat

Pattern: Emily Hat by J.L. Fleckenstein
Yarn: Cascade Sierra in Cameo
Needles: Size 6, 4.0 mm and size 7, 4.5 mm
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The hat, on the other hand, is most definitely knit for a baby that is much older. It's way too big for her right now, as you can see.

Aren't those cheeks the best?

The hat was a quick, easy knit, although I suspect that the instructions for the brim are incorrect. Something wasn't making the seed stitch look right, so I fudged it.

I liked using the Cascade Sierra, although as usual, cotton is tough on the hands. I was happy to get back to knitting with wool after this project!


Sue said...

Oh how sweet does that little girl look in your pretty handknits!

Kathleen said...

Love the dress and hat. I don't think the hat is too large--you want it to shade her eyes and face. She looks adorable anyway.

iggystar said...

I like the fit also and yes, those cheeks are adorable.

My daughter is 13 and she still has them. They get kissed alot too.

Kay said...

OMG...that baby is absolutely adorable!!! I want to kiss those cheeks and tickle that extra chin:-) I'll bet she's got thunder-thighs to match!

Oh. The knitting is great, too.