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May 18, 2010

The Frilly Hat from Baby Beanies

Several months ago my childhood friend Chris emailed to ask if I would make a hat for a four-year-old girl undergoing chemo. And Chris is one of my longest and truest friends so of course I said yes. I'm not sure if the result will please the little recipient but I love it, and I tried to knit it all in love, with happy wishes and good vibes stuck between the stitches.

It's the "frilly hat" pattern from the delightful book Baby Beanies: Happy Hats to Knit for Little Heads. As soon as I held that book in my hands I knew it would bring funky perfect new hats into the world. The patterns are clear, concise and well-written. They're easily scalable especially if you're not new to hats (I may want a ruffled hat myself soon.) And Lord I do love hats.

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I still have to sew the button on for her.

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I love this hat, knit all in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino with a hatband of Noro Blossom. Even if it is too small, the little girl can use it to dress her dolls and bears and stuffed animals. I put a lot of good feelings into it, I sure hope the yarn translates!

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And if you''re free on Saturday:


May 22 at 2 p.m.
San Juan Capistrano Regional Library
31495 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

We're going to have a great day in a beautiful city!

So, I'll read a bit out loud (that seems to work better than reading silently to ourselves, heh) and then you can ask any old question you want and I'll answer and blather onward and upward and will sign books. Oh, and bring your knitting! I'll bring mine. It's about half a centimeter in and took me three hours.

See you Saturday!

Posted by laurie at May 18, 2010 5:44 AM