Baby Rupali was born in late spring, and for a spring baby in northern California, I have to admit I was at a bit of a loss as to what to knit her. I thought about a little dress, booties, or even mittens, but didn't know if any of those would really make sense and/or last more than a few months? Instead, I finally settled on a cute hat pattern, Swirl, that I thought could be a good accessory for a multiple mild winters in northern CA.
The hat knit up beautifully, though sadly I finished it after meeting baby Rupali in June so had to put it in the email instead of giving it to her (or her parents) directly. It's a wonderful pattern, and resulted in a perfectly lightweight and cute baby hat.
Swirl Hat for Rupali
Pattern: Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington, modified by starting shaping at 5-inch length.
Yarn: Shepherd Baby Wool 4-Ply, approx. 0.4 skeins in color 097
Needles: 2 US2 circular needles
Measurements: Pre-blocking measurements of 5.25 inches wide at bottom of hat and 5.75 inches from top to bottom. Post-blocking measurements of 5.75 inches wide at hat bottom and 6 inches long from top to bottom.