I found this awesome hot pink/white striped knit fabric at the FIDM scholarship store last year. It’s super stretchy, medium weight (heavier than your standard T-shirt jersey knit), and has a slight brushed nap on the surface. It is so soft.
And I knew it would be perfect for a baby blanket one day.
So we’ve been using it for Clara to swaddle and get cozy. And I didn’t even do anything to it….just left the edges raw and threw it in the wash.
I did however, cut off a small strip to make a little baby hat.
You know I love stripes!
But a funny thing happened.
Like most striped knits, I assumed the fabric would stretch horizontally. So I made a hat (using an old newborn hat as my guide. Sorry no pattern to share with you….right now at least. You might—shhhhh—maybe see something in the next book though?….just sayin’).
Well, the finished hat had no stretch around the brim.
The stretch was on the vertical stripe.
Who does that?
And who sews an entire hat without noticing that?
Uh, me apparently.
So I recut and sewed it with the stripes going down, using a zigzag stitch along the brim to allow extra stretch in my stitch.
And I actually kind of love it even more.
And, it totally reminds me of this:
Mmmm. It’s 75 degrees here today in TX. I’d totally trade my hat for yummy one of those.
So now we’ve got 2 hats. One that fits Clara, one that fits a doll.
And one baby who only wants to cry when I take pics of the hat. I promise she loves it!
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