Lately, we've had a lot of pregnancies amongst the Interweavers, so there has been a frenzy of people knitting and crocheting wee cute things at meetings and in the lunchroom.
My own Wee Cute Knitting consisted of baby hats. I started with a pink hat sized for a preemie, just to get the pattern worked out. As it turns out, this pattern is pretty versatile: Knit it at the smaller gauge in pink for a frilly vintage look; or work it up at a larger gauge in a dark color for a more "skater-boy beanie" feel.
One of the tiny recipients, Isaac Berka, son of Amanda Berka (assistant editor of Spin-Off magazine), wore his hat to a photo shoot. Sure enough, the photo of Isaac-In-Hat ended up in the Spring 2007 issue of Spin-Off. The hat pattern was not in the magazine, because it was made out of store-bought yarn, not handspun. However, that issue had barely hit people's porches before we started getting requests for "the cute baby hat pattern." A few publishing magic tricks later, and voila!
The Vine Lace Baby Hat pattern is now available (exclusively) for Knitting Daily members in our free baby knitting patterns eBook collection: Download your copy today!
Amanda Berka and baby Isaac from Spin-Off Spring 2007
Sandi Wiseheart is the founding editor of Knitting Daily.