I discovered this hood hat knitting recipe on Pinterest a while ago and immediately re-pinned it. How cute are these hats? And how simple the recipe is! After returning home from summer holidays, I decided to get out my knitting needles and give this recipe a go. I always get inspired around this time of year to start knitting again. It must be the cooler Autumn days and knowing that winter is on its way! Plus, I have so many friends who have had or are expecting babies… so I figured these little hats would make sweet gifts.
The recipe is so easy. Seriously simple! I have changed it slightly to make the hats smaller (I first did exactly what the recipe called for, and it made a hat that would fit my 3-year-old). If you want a smaller sized hat, you can reduce the number of stitches you cast on to 60, and then only knit for about 7 inches. This seems to be a good size for a 6-12 month old. Also, I’ve been using 5mm (US8) sized needles and Debbie Bliss ‘Cashmerino Aran’ yarn… in case you want to do the same.
p.s. There is something so meditative about knitting! I’ve been knitting every night in bed for about 20 minutes, and it’s such a nice time to let your mind unwind from the activity of your day. Being pregnant, I find it a nice time to think about the baby, focus on the little kicks inside, and dream about life when the baby is born…