My oldest cousin got the ball rolling before all of us and his little boy is around 8 or 9 months old now. Then the other day I got an invitation to my cousin Sara's baby shower. I had to make something of course! I've been itching for a chance to make some adorable baby items for awhile now! I know not everyone has someone they know who will make a lovely baby afghan for them, and I think everyone should have one! Of course chances are equal she might end up with 5 but then who has too many baby blankets? So anyways that's my story and I hope Sara doesn't read this blog because she'll be ruining her surprise. Don't tell ok!
First I made a quick hat and booties using this pattern from Ravelry found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-baby-warmers-set
I used some discontinued Berroco Lullaby yarn that I acquired and this was the perfect use for it! The nylon fibers make this hat so stretchy and soft! Perfect for a little baby! Its not as durable and washable as acrylic but for a hat and booties lets hope they don't get as much wear and tear. The pattern says it should fit all the way up to one year. It might be a little loose for a newborn but I'm sure it will fit for a majority of that first year! It's absolutely precious.
And finally my One-Pound baby blanket. Found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/one-skein-baby-blanket
I made this from a 16oz skein of Caron International in cream. At first I was just going to leave it yellow but I couldn't resist adding the blue so I modified the border and added a puff stitch border instead. I think it turned out lovely. The worsted weight yarn and the cross-dc pattern helped this blanket come together pretty thick. It doesn't drape as well, but I can see it being a great blanket for when the baby plays on the floor. It should provide lots of padding! Since I kept it simple I was able to finish the blanket in 3 days, because the shower is only in a few weeks. I didn't want to start something too complicated out of fear that I wouldn't finish in time! Along the way I did find several patterns I will definitely have to make later when I have more time.
You can find my Ravelry Projects here:
Warmer set: http://ravel.me/Firecracker197/cbws