I finished this not long after my Rock Island Shawl. However it was on my list of projects for at least a week before then.
I was working on finishing my pride and joy and finally had to buckle down and get some blocking wires. So I decided to go to my local yarn shop, Three Bags Full and Little Z and her mom came along. And typical of all three year olds, Little Z had to touch everything and wanted to be helpful. So I decided that she could help by holding onto a sample. Low and behold, Little Z was carrying around the sample for this lovely yarn and the sample also happened to be this Baby Bear Hat!
It was a super easy knit. I finished it within a day. It was a nice break after working on the Rock Island for such a long time. It was only a coincidence that the Rock Island and this Baby Bear hat are knitted from Lorna’s Laces yarn. It’s even nicer that this pattern was a free download from Ravelry. For any new knitters out there, Ravelry is a fantastic resource and once again, I have to thank my friend Jen for introducing me to this website. Now some of you may have noticed that this material is handwash only. And Yes I do realize that new moms and dads don’t have the luxury of handwashing clothes and Yes, I do realize that babies grow really quickly and most likely this hat will be worn for about a week and then no longer fit. I don’t want to make excuses but it is so soft and warm! Just what a little newborn’s head should have to keep him warm in the winter months, even if it is for a week. Anyways, I hope my sister likes my little gift and when my future nephew outgrows it, I know there will be a future stuffed toy that will love to wear this hat and this toy will never out grow it.