A collection of baby hats

baby hats collection 1

I recently purchased Susan B. Anderson’s Itty Bitty Hats book and it gave me an excuse to purchase eight different colors of Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria yarn. I love this yarn! It is soft and nice-smelling, and it’s got a squiggly texture, kind of like rick rack. It knits up so soft and beautifully that it is perfect for any baby item. I chose colors aqua, red, coral, grape, lilac, tangerine, bubblegum, and pistachio.

Manos Stria baby hat 1

Manos Stria baby hat 2I had so much yarn to use up that I tried three different styles of baby hats – the same basic pattern, changing colors every five rows, but with different stitch patterns (stockinette interspersed with garter, purl, and/or seed stitch), all on US 7 needles. I experimented with different tops for the hats, as well. They are all 0-3 month sizes, perfect for baby gifts.

Manos Stria striped baby blanket

I tired of doing hats after the third one and had a lot of yarn left over so I knit a simple baby blanket, in the same order of color as one of the hats – just cast one 100 stitches, knit in garter stitch until I ran out of one color, then switched to another, and cast off when I felt it was long enough. I would love to get this hat and blanket set as a baby gift, it’s so soft and brightly colored!

daisy hat

This upside down daisy hat is also out of Itty Bitty Hats, knit with some of my stash yarn – very cute, although more work than I thought because the flower petals are knit separately and sewn on.

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