Someone needs to have a baby girl!

cotton pick dress for baby girl

I need more friends who are having babies – especially baby girls – so that I have a use for all of the fun baby girl patterns that I have been knitting lately! This was a yarn-driven project — I found this pima cotton yarn at a new yarn shop in Cannon Beach and loved both the subtle color and the incredibly soft texture, so I bought three skeins (always hard to know how much to buy when you don’t have a project in mind yet!) and then found this Pinafore Dress pattern from Minnowknits. I knit the size one year with a US 8 (the needle size called for by both the pattern and the yarn) – however, the pattern said that I’d only need yardage totaling two skeins of this yarn, but I was well into the third before I finished.

matching hat for baby girlThe yarn is called Queensland Collection Pima Fresca (100% pima cotton in color blush) and it’s hard to appreciate both the color and texture in these photos – really a perfect match for this pattern. I had enough left for a hat – I ran a little short so I finished it off with the Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria in color coral, which I think actually adds some flair to it. The two make a nice gift set, I think. One note: Both are the same color (this just shows how much a photo can throw off the color, the hat and dress look really different below) and the true color is closer to the dress photo than the hat photo.

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