Because it's never too early to start humane education!
Pattern: Meow! Cat Hat by Adrienne Enriquez, available as a download from knitpicks.com. The pattern was well-written and easy to follow, and a chart is provided for the embroidery. It can be knit from infant through adult sizes.
Yarn: 1 skein Comfy Sport in Whisker, small amounts of Comfy Sport in Black for ears and face. This is machine washable, so good for the mom & baby.
Needles: Size 3 circular and dpns. I knit the entire hat on the dpns because my hands were too cramped with the 12" circular needle. Crochet hook in D size to assemble ears, or you can hand stitch them with a tapestry needle.
This hat is for my friend S's new grandbaby. She and I volunteer at the cat shelter together, and her grandson will be born a few days before my birthday at the end of this month. I had a bit of a learning curve crocheting the ears together, and doing the embroidery. The whiskers shift around a bit; it was hard to keep them straight for the photos.
Rosie contemplates the snow and wonders what we're going to do if we get anymore!
I owe her big time for this photo.
This was only my second attempted at knitted embroidery, and I wasn't sure if there is a good/better/neater way to fasten off the knots. If you know of one, please let me know!
I have a post half-written on some books I've read recently, and I hope to share that soon. I'm making good progress on my purple sweater, too, and should know within a few rows if my latest fix is working.
What are you doing to cope with the winter (or hot summer) weather??