Archives for August 14, 2009

The story of a hat

knitting pattern for a simple newborn hat with a touch of lace
For me, the beauty of a handknit gift is that it can travel with me throughout my day, and with a few stitches here, a few stitches there, I eventually have something to give that not only has a purpose, but also carries with it the love that was poured into it during it’s journey to becoming, in this case, a hat for a precious newborn’s head.

I started this little hat a few days ago, and worked on it whenever I got the chance, enjoying every single stitch. I worked on it while walking around the yard with a herd of children and chickens and of course Beatrix on my back, during a cozy late evening snuggled in a chair with Seth, and while lying on a quilt in the yard with Moses and Bea.

newborn hat with a touch of lace
Yes, as tiny as it is, I am still a slow knitter with six children. This hat would be a quick one evening knit for someone with a spare evening.

And that is the story of this hat. I hope to get it in the mail today.

**In addition, if you are interested in knitting this hat for profit, you can now purchase a cottage license for the one time fee of $25.00.  For more information message me on Ravelry, or contact me via email.  Thank you!

p.s.  There are lots of ideas for baby knits here!