08 January 2008

WOOLLIE - BABY BERETS & GIFTS

Gifts - I was so lucky before Christmas - I won a giveaway on GreenJello's Blog - a whole host of fabulous things from the Martha Stewart craft line - all things not available here in the UK, 2 Christmas decorations made by GreenJello and some chocolate (hmm!!) I was touched by her generosity - thank you so much!


Woollie - I really don't know where the time went over Christmas and New Year! I had all the plans for copious quantities of knitting but it just didn't happen! This weekend I was determined to get started again and my needles managed to produce 2 baby berets from a Debbie Bliss pattern. The hats are so cute (not sure how practical they are but the do look cute) and easy to know and require only 1 ball of aran weight yarn, plus a contrast colour for edging. 

I have been trying to knit a hat for my friend's 6 month old and I  have tried 3 other patterns recently that are supposed to knit up to 6 to 9 months or 9 to 18 month size but all end up looking big enough for a newborn, so this tried and tested pattern came to the rescue! I used Debbie Bliss Merino Aran in pale blue and a lilac colour and some bright pink Reynolds Lopi Lite  and think that they turned out well.

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10 comments:

Karen S said...

Those hat look lovely! Really pretty especially when you picture a baby inside one of them ;-)

Wonderful winnings! You lucky knitting lady ;-)

Mirre said...

Lovely hats and lovely presents!!

Jade said...

Nice winnings!

I think those hats are darling!

Kate said...

Very cute berets!

Charlie P said...

Ooooh, Martha Stewart, you lucky thing! The hats are VERY cute. This is the first time Spanish internet has let me see the pictures on the post below. Looks like you had a fab-tastic New Year- love the space hopper pictures! Bath is such a beautiful city and until now I'd never noticed the angels on the abbey- thanks for pointing them out :)

Bethany Hissong said...

I love berets! I had the same problem when I knit a baby hat for a friend, but mine were too big at first!! I love the pink around the edge. You're so lucky you got those gingerbread houses from MS... they were sold out here!

muertoderisa said...

oh! i've been meaning to knit a few new hats...by the time i get around to it it may be summer. :)

taimarie said...

Oooh,sweet hats! And some lucky gifts you got too!

Anne said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your package. It's weird to see the pictures of the items I sent...making it all the way there!

Ravenhill said...

These hats are just adorable. I like the colors you have chosen.