Yes, I bought another new knitting pattern, I am justifying it by saying that it is multi-sized and I can make one for every girl I know, if I want to. Really, I have been admiring it for a while and I just really needed a super cute little girl hat to knit for baby gifts. The Bow-licious Babe hat from Connie Haney was just too cute to resist.
The bow just makes this pattern, which is simple, but adorable. The pattern is easy to understand and uses basic knitting skills and easily found yarn, all pluses. It is also sized for newborns to adults making it super easy to make one for every female you know. The only thing that I did differently was picking up the bound on edge and knitting it together with the hat (like in the little skater hat pattern) so I would not have to sew it up later. The really awesome thing about this hat is that the bow is removable, just think of all the possibilities: a bow in every color, ribbon bows, hair clips or giant flowers all can be easily attached where the bow goes!
Also pictured is bootie number one from the Saartje’s Bootees pattern (pattern link on right side bar). This bootie pattern it a bit more advanced, but do-able by most knitters. It work up quickly using all garter stitch and I think it is a great compliment to the Bow-licious hat.
Here are my two sets. I really think that skater hat is just to big for the booties. I think I will make a masculine version of the bow-licious hat, I think it’s size is perfect for a newborn. The skater hat will be grown into later.
I am really enjoying knitting little baby things, I’m even thinking about making a little sweater. I guess it’s time to go a make bootie number two, have a great weekend.