My collegue has got twins, and those baby heads need covering. The twins also have two older brothers, so maybe those boys could use a hat too?
I have knit a baby sample hat, and asked her to try it on the twins. It was wide enough to fit, but not long enough to go over the ears. So it was more a skullcap thingie, not really practical for fighting the cold in the morning.
I cut of the top end and knit it a bit longer. Now it's a slouchie beanie that will be in use for some time. Yarn is a wool/silk/alpaca blend, nice and warm. And Tjeu is very happy with his hat. His brother Wout apparently does not like hats. He keeps pulling a hat of his head. So for Wout I'll have to knit a pair of socks.
I have also knit a toddler hat. Woolly wormheads hat patterns are always interesting. This one starts with a icord and is worked topdown. The yarn I used was a gift, and feels great to work with. It’s Three Irish Girls worsted in the color Macbeth.
praktisch patroontje met de oorflappen, daar gaat hij deze winter veel plezier van hebben! Het patroon is Alfur.http://www.woollywormhead.com/alfur/
And this is the happy recipient. His mom assured me he loves his new hat, but he does not like his picture taken. Pattern is Álfur
Selkie, ook van Woolly Wormhead. Ook de ijzerenman heeft collega's heeft met kleintjes op komst, dit mutsje zal niet lang in de kast blijven liggen.
I was in a hat knitting mood, so I have knit a second toddler hat in one go with Alfur. This one is knit bottom-up. Pattern is Selkie, also by Woolly Wormhead. And there are more babies on their way, so I won't keep this hat long in my gift stash.
And I have started another sweater for me with an interesting shoulder construction. My fourth sweater this year!