Seems to be raining babies these days!
My granddaughter was born yesterday and weighed in at 7 lbs., 1 oz. and was 19 1/4 inches. Her first name is her mom's middle name. They chose her middle name because it is her mother's middle name. It's also my middle name and my mother's middle name with the same spelling.
Everyone else is popping out babies, too. Jenny, who helped me with the window treatments in our house, had twin girls (Violet and Ruby) in the spring. Tabitha, who cares for Earl Gray and Gracie, had a little girl (Layla) last week. She wasn't due until October but is doing great at a little over 4 lbs.
The two on the left are Violet's and Ruby's.
At first, I made the one on the far right for Layla but then she came early. So, I made a preemie hat for her, too. It's the second from the right.
For the three hats with the ties, I used Berroco Comfort in worsted weight. The fiber content is 50% Super Fine Nylon and 50% Super Fine Acrylic. I knit them on a size 7 needle using the Magic Loop technique. The pattern is from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. However, I altered it thanks to Meg's heads-up. If I had followed the pattern, the hat would have been a beanie! I knit the two inches from the brim to the eyelet row but then added a couple of inches or more to what the pattern called for before I started the decrease rounds. Comfort makes such a nice soft machine washable hat.
Layla's Lace Edged Preemie Hat is so sweet. Great pattern! I used Bernat's Baby Jacquards Floral yarn and a size 5 needle. The lace messed up the floral pattern of the yarn but I still think the colors are so sweet for a little baby girl.
These three heads will be warm this fall and winter!