I noticed a friend of mine recently did a photography course and started doing some portrait sessions for friends to build up her portfolio. We got chatting about doing some practice on some of my knitted projects as I have quite a few that have been finished but are just waiting to have nice photos taken of them. It turned out that Nicole needed a newborn baby hat knitted for a newborn baby photo shoot she was waiting to do and her mum who usually helped her out was on holiday. I love knitting newborn sizes as they don’t take too long or much yarn so I offered my knitting services.
This is little Harry who was the perfect newborn model for the hat I knitted.
The pattern used was Aviatrix by Justine Turner and it has been in my wish to knit list on Ravelry for a long time. It’s a very popular pattern with over 10,000 project listed over on Ravelry but two things stopped me from knitting this already. Number one was the short rows and number two was the fact I had no-one to knit it for. After a bit more experience with short rows on my Hetty cardigan I was keen to knit this one up as I just adored the look of it and knew it would be perfect for Nicole to use on her shoot.
The dusty blue coloured yarn was from Spotlight and it only took a 1 ball. The little wooden button was from my big button jar. Of course you’d need to be careful with buttons and babies but I did sew this one on extra strong but you wouldn’t want to leave them unsupervised with it on, especially when they are older and everything goes in their mouths!
It’s such a sweet pattern and it was a very enjoyable knit on straight needles after doing so much knitting on circulars lately. It would look ultra cute on a baby girl too or even an older bub and definitely something I’d like to knit again.
If you don’t knit but you are after a cute crochet hat for a baby I was recently reminded on Facebook memories of this cute crochet owl hat I made for my son when he was little. Ahhh they grow up too fast. If you have a newborn right now, you’re very very lucky and my advice to you is to soak up every moment. Dishes can wait but those moments spent cuddling are so precious.