|The cutest picture of Missy M in her new outfit. |
She was wearing a bright-colored swimsuit, which happened
to be just the right colors to wear with the sweater.
The sweater is a little big, but she'll grow.
My granddaughters are tiny.
|This one shows off the whole sweater a little better.|
When I got done, I had leftover yarn, some time, and a cute hat pattern, so I made her the cap to match. I love it! I got it done just in time to take it to her when we made a trip for her uncle's wedding--just a week or two before school started!
One of my little church gals loved the hat as I was making it, so I am whipping up a second one for her. I don't know if she'll like the puffballs on the top though; I might leave them off as in the original pattern.
|The original pattern.|
Hers is proportionally shorter than the one I made for Missy M; I'm guessing a slight variation in gauge or type of yarn used. I used a softer type of yarn, just because I liked the color and texture of that brand better. It's still Red Heart, but it's the soft kind.
The hat is from "The Art of Knitted Lace" which has several other darling patterns I want to try. I learned how to do "Magic Loop" which took lots of practice, but is so worth it for knitting in the round on an item too small for cable needles. I have yet to learn how to do knitting on three needles. I will probably need to take a class and quit being self-taught for that one.