FO: Lots of Baby Hats & A Knitting Needle Bracelet

With lots of my friends and coworkers being either pregnant or having adorable little babies, it seems that I have been knitting baby items for awhile.  Here are some of the little helm-protectors that I have finished lately:

Also … I’ve been drooling over knitting needle bracelets or bangles ever since I saw them on Etsy years ago.  A few weeks ago, I managed to make one of my own.  I used this online tutorial, but the temperature setting for the metal needles only worked well with the smaller gauge needles.  This bracelet was a size 1 needle.

Knitting needle bracelets - beautiful and dangerous ;)

Knitting needle bracelets – beautiful and dangerous 😉

 

 

 

 

 

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FO: Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli Baby Gifts

Some Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli baby knits happened.  Hayao Miyazaki is the Japanese film director who has created such gems as Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away.

 

 

These cute knits were made to pay homage to the fire demon, Calcifer, from Howl’s Moving Castle; Kiki’s big red hair bow in Kiki’s Delivery Service; and My Neighbor Totoro.  Let me know what you think.

 

Ravelry Project Pages: Calcifer Rattle, Totoro Baby Hat, and Kiki’s Delivery Bow Booties

Patterns: Top Down Bonnet with Anime Character for the totoro ears, My Basic Baby hat, Bows Before Bros, and Blue Flame Special

Needles: Size 1, 3, 5, and 6 dpn

Yarn: I Love This Yarn! Sport Weight in Red; Bernat Softee Baby in Flannel; Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta; and I Love This Cotton! in Black

Notions: Red satin ribbon; Yellow, white, and black felt; black embroidery floss; needle and thread

 

 

FO: Pink Baby Earflap Hat

More of my friends are having little bundles of joy this year.  More baby knitting is on the horizon and this is just the start.

One pink baby earflap hat

One pink baby ear flap hat

Ending with a simple tassel

Ending with a simple tassel

I enjoyed knitting this hat.  The design is beautiful and results in ear flaps without joining lines.  The short rows reminded me of turning the heel for knitted sock patterns and were not overly complicated.  The ending tassel was a simple embellishment to an adorable hat. I will definitely be making more of these – Maybe one for myself.

Adorable hat with matching booties

Adorable hat with matching booties

Ravelry Project Page: Pink Earflap Hat

Pattern: Garter Ear Flap Hat by Laura from Purl Bee (Booties – Chaussons mignons)

Needles: Size 7 and 8 dpns

Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft in Plum Wine

FO: Deer Baby

One of my dearest cousins is expecting a little baby boy early next year. This means that little baby stuff must be knitted.

The baby blanket was bought from Etsy seller JuteBaby.  The base of the hat uses my basic knitted baby hat pattern, but the antlers and ears were knitted using the Woodland Stag Deer Baby Hat pattern.  The warm booties were knitted using the Chaussons Mignons pattern.

Ravelry Project Page: Deer Me!

Needle Size: 3, 4, and 6 dpns

FO: Baby Hedgehog Rattle

Some dear friends are expecting their first child and I decided that they needed a cute knitted hedgehog rattle.

Softest hedgehog rattle ever!

Softest hedgehog rattle ever!

Ravelry Project Page:  Baby Hedgehog

Needle Size: 3 and 7

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (white), Plymouth Earth Hillside Linen (gray), & Queensland Collection Bebe Cotsoy (lime)

FO: Presents for Baby Hardaway

I have finished some presents that I was making for the Baby Hardaway.  I dropped off the package to be sent to her expecting parents and now I just have to wait until the precious bundle of joy arrives to use the cute gifts.

Origami booties for tiny feet

Little hat for a litte head

Flower Pacifier Clip

Flower Pacifier Clip

Tiny Owl Rattle for tiny hands

Tiny Owl Rattle for tiny hands