So many of my friends are becoming grandparents! I just can’t keep up. I decided to make some small gifts in advance to put in my gift closet.
DMC had a bunch of these baby/toddler hats for sale so I might have bought a few…
This is the first one I made…it was just a simple knit. I wanted to crochet it, but from reviews on the product, I found that they really don’t provide enough yarn except to make a newborn hat if you crochet…in fact, about all you can make is a small child/toddler size even if you knit it…about 98 yards total is all they give (which is why they were so inexpensive, I guess!)
I made the hat twice…I followed the instructions exactly and seemed to have a lot of yarn left over…the hat looked so tiny! Sure enough, looking on line for hat measurements, it would probably fit a premature baby! The yarn is also three yarns blended together…the sparkly yarn is fun and pretty, but a bit scratchy…I did not like that it fell on the brim and would be against a child’s skin so I moved it in the middle. For reference, I used almost all of the yarn up by using the small child size and not the toddler size.
I love the little butterfly attached on top…and it can be removed easily if the parents or child don’t like it.
At least I learned a few things while making this particular “kit”…good thing since I bought ten of them!