I hope your June is going well. We have many things on our summer list....
get house painted, new driveway is needed, hubby needs a new car, Sheila (that's me) needs to clear off the dining room table of 3 patterns she's designing, which have no business being on that table in the first place....I do have a studio for that! Painter comes today, new car was purchased on Saturday, driveway will have to wait until August, so that leaves the dining room table!!
So, on to more fun things! I gift many a knitted or crocheted project, especially for babies. I love making blankets, but it's far too hot in the summer months to have my lap filled with yarny goodness. Hats are perfect! Great project, but rather dull for gifting, unless....
you have great packaging.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I visit many thrift stores. I'm always on the lookout for great boxes to gift baby hats. This is one of my finds, a little "tree box" and I think very gender neutral. Even if you do know the sex of the baby, it still works.
I think I paid $2.00 for it. Perfect size, quite realistic looking and great for storing bits and bobs in a nursery.
Sometimes, hats are a bit dull. I like adding pom poms, flowers or feathers, but not everyone is into that. I saw these sweet owl iron on appliques at JoAnn Fabrics. It's difficult to see, but each owl is a little bit different. Cute, gender neutral, three hats in graduated sizes. Newborn, 0-6 months, 6-12 months. I used one skein of Lion Brand Heartland and US size 7 16" circs.
Pop them in (I think I'll add some tissue paper), there you go!
Ok, the painter is due any time now. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!
Purls of Wisdom:
Can't quite get your cast on stitches to the tips to knit in the round? Just knit back and forth, like you would on straight needles, for about 5 rows, and like magic, the two ends will meet! Sew up those 5 rows with your cast on tail when you've finished. The plastic thingy is a bread bag tie. I wind my cast on tail on to it to keep the tail out of my way as I knit.