I love making things for babies! There's something about knowing that you're working on something that's going to be snuggled on a brand new little person that's extra special.
A close friend had a baby boy last week, so I knitted him a soaker sack -- which is the best. thing. ever. on a cloth diapered newborn overnight! I can still picture E's scrawny little chicken legs all curled up in hers -- a hat from my own pattern, and sewed a matching shirt from the New Conceptions Baby Essentials pattern.
I've been holding onto this yarn, beautiful hand-dyed BFL from Selah, for a couple of years, and I think this was the perfect project for it.
Then my friend posted on Facebook that she was looking for a newborn-sized Santa hat. I had *just* been whining to her about how my projects were piling up because I had bronchitis and hadn't been up to doing much (Yes, I was complaining to the mom of a brand-new baby who also has a first-grader and a toddler. I'm classy like that.), so I don't think she wanted to ask me to knit one, but I jumped at the chance, especially after seeing this inspiration pic. Is that not the most adorable thing you have ever seen?
I think my version turned out pretty cute too, and she says it fits!