My Stupid Baby Hat
I used a blue wool that I've had since I was pregnant with Bubba.
Obviously I don't have a model around here on which to size this, so I took a balloon and inflated it to the circumference that Bubba's pediatrician paperwork said his head was when he was a newborn. I wanted to hat to be about a six month size, so since it fits the balloon a bit big I think it will work. This one will be a gift, because I don't have any blue baby clothes and I need things to match. Need!
This is actually the second hat I made this week. Here's the first one:
It uh... came out a teensy bit small. It says that it's a newborn size, but it was a bit snug on my balloon dummy so I'm doubting it would fit. Bubba's already adopted it for his kitty cat, which is fine by me. I was surprised at how tiny the hat was seeing as how I followed the directions exactly, using the right kind of yarn and the right size needles and even making a swatch for gauge, which I never do! Then again, my kid was born with a giant SIXTEEN INCH noggin, so maybe that's my issue. I put the adjustments I made in the notes for the second blue hat in the notes on Ravelry so you can see what teeny changes I made.