My dear friend Stephanie and I met on Craigslist in 2004 when we were both looking for a roommate and/or apartment at the same time, and had both independently rejected every disgusting studio in our price range, as well as every person/group looking to fill a room (I don't believe everyone in San Francisco is a huge weirdo, but that year every single one seemed to have a spare room in their apartment). It was fate, really -- I found her ad immediately after she posted it and, though we were both a little wary, we met at a coffee shop blind-date style and instantaneously bonded over her really cool purse and the fact that we had almost identical, meticulously organized binders with all the other Craigslist ads we had both rejected. Fast forward to 8 years later and we're still good friends, both now married to the guys we were dating when we first met, I've got a baby, and she'll have one, too, this July. (Not sure why I thought you needed all that backstory, but I've had a lot of coffee this morning and am feeling chatty.)
Any knitting outside the secret-for-publication variety has really taken a back seat lately, but I forced myself to make time for a little something for her baby shower last weekend. I've enjoyed (immensely) both making and using everything I've made for Daniel from Wee Woolly Toppers, so to Wee Woolly Toppers I went once again.
Pattern: Doodie, from Wee Woolly Toppers
Yarn: Tess' Designer Yarns Fine Cashmere, almost exactly half a skein (~123 yards)
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) circs
Doodie is a slouchy, rasta-style hat for baby and is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. The bobble at the end just kills me. The yarn made me really happy for the entirety of the knitting, too, and it'll be so nice and soft for Steph's little guy's noggin.
I made the size Medium (for a 16" head, I believe), so it's a bit small as shown on my little model, who is not only a year old now (?!) but also has a giant (still bald) head.
In case you were wondering, those are indeed Christmas pajamas Daniel is wearing, and, indeed, it is the middle of April. Hey, they're really good quality pj's and they still fit him, ok? I would have changed him for the photoshoot, but the lucky combination of his good mood, the morning's decent light, and the fact that he was distracted enough by the vaporizer water tank (fully cooled) to not want to rip off the hat every five seconds probably wasn't going to happen again and I had to strike while the iron was hot.