Monday, July 16, 2012

A wee cabled hat


I worked on a wee project this weekend for the new babe. My "if it's a boy" set is almost complete. I'm still missing something. What else would you add? 



Aren't cables dressy looking? They are to me, they just make projects look complicated when they're really just not. If this baby decides to be a girl I think I'll just switch that pom-pom out for a hot pink one. :) I'm planning ahead!


Here is a picture of a doll wearing the hat. I think it should fit a newborn quite nicely. Want to hear a (random) shocker? I'm not a huge fan of baby dolls. Rag dolls, I like; baby dolls, notsomuch. I didn't like them as a young girl either. My girls love them! And I love that they love them, but I've always found it weird that I have never been drawn to them. I've just always liked babies! Real, smelly (even stinky, I don't care), squishy, cooing, adorable babies. I have always had a big imagination too, but in my mind there are some things that just can't be substituted. It's like the difference in a water park and a plastic kiddie pool, it just doesn't add up. Rag dolls are awesome because they can just be a pal or extra tea party guest, they aren't walking around trying to be REAL babies with that creepy rubbery skin.

Well there you have it, a completely random post from a crazy, 6 month pregnant lady, who doesn't like baby dolls. Enjoy! :) Oh, and here is the Ravelry link if ya want to check out this free easy pattern! xo, Sam

8 comments:

cjoy said...

LOL - my 7 yr old cannot get into dolls of any sort...oh, she tries and pretends to like them, especially if one is received as a gift. But they usually get forgotten in lieu of animals of any kind. And yet - she aspires to be a mommy who home schools...does a home schooling mama's heart serious good. :)
(On the flip side, my 18 month old adores baby dolls and has since since she first saw one and gave her first giggle...go figure.)

Elise said...

What needles do you use / recommend? I love to knit ans am a beginner. I would love to get some Interchangeable needles/cables. What would you recommend? It seems all the ones I find only come with small or large cables.

Samantha Caffee said...

Elise, I LOVE my knit picks interchangeables. I have never had any trouble with them and they have 24" cables (which I find to be a perfect length for most of my projects. I have the harmony wood set and they are amazing. I can't say enough good things about them. I also have ordered 2 sets of fixed circs that I use for hats. They are 16" and one is a size 6 and the other a size 9. Compared to the other sets they are very affordable too. The cheap-o set at Michaels actually costs more than a knit picks set. Let me know if you have any more questions!

Kim said...

Some kids just don't like dolls, and that's okay! As for what you're "missing" - I'd add a pair of booties, but that's just me. :)

tricia webb said...

I have the knit picks harmony interchangeables too! And to confess several other interchangeable sets too. Hands down the Harmony from Knit Picks are the best.

Enchanted Moments said...

I dont like the ones that look like new borns and make noises...eek

Enchanted Moments said...

oh, and a little cardy would go perfect with that hat...cos you can change the colour of the buttons.

MrsDG@TalesFromHomemadeHouse said...

I've never attempted cabling, it's always scared me a little bit, but yes cabled knits look so nice!! :)