Happy Wednesday everyone! Are you all looking forward to Thanksgiving? I am!! We’re going the non-traditional route this year food wise, since we actually already celebrated one Thanksgiving with my parents (with a turkey). My husband is smoking ribs in his new Weber barbecue that he got as an early Christmas present. He did a test run over the weekend on some hamburgers and they were AH-mazing. I’ll let you know how the ribs turn out- and maybe post the recipe? Any interest?
Anyway- a good friend of mine had a baby a few months ago (she’s the first of my close friends to have a baby) and recently she mentioned she was taking him to Washington to visit family (they live in Florida). It’s a lot chillier up there this time of year, and she also happened to send me a link to an etsy store with some adorable baby hats. This seemed like a subtle hint that he needed a hat. Being a knitter, I couldn’t bring myself to buy something I knew I could make (plus I love knitting for other people- just ask her- she asked me to knit him socks when she found out she was expecting, and I knit her a blanket, teddy bear, sleep sack and 2 pairs of socks- ha! baby stuff is so fun to knit- plus it’s small so it goes quickly). I thought it’d be fun to knit a fall-themed hat, and I stumbled upon this pattern which seemed easily adaptable: Berry baby hat
While we were visiting family in Bellingham, WA, I grabbed some pumpkin orange yarn at the local yarn shop to knit up a pumpkin version of the above hat. I was in a little bit of a hurry because my friend was leaving on her trip in a couple of weeks and my parents were in town- luckily the hat knit up fairly quickly- and I neglected to take any decent pictures of it before I
shoved it lovingly packed it in a box and mailed it off. Lucky me- she sent me a picture of him in it the day she got it!
I think he likes it!! I made it a bit roomy so it’ll fit him all winter long as his head grows. Hopefully it’s keeping him warm and cozy this Thanksgiving!!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone- hopefully you’re enjoying some time with loved ones!