Machine Knit Top Knot Baby Hats

Last week I had made some baby cocoons out of the Baby Bee Sweet Delight Green, Gray and Blue yarns. This weekend I made some hats to match them.  Below is the pattern.


I have them stretched over a sugar bowl in the pictures below.  That is how small they are.   However, newborns do have tiny little heads, so I hope they fit. Continue reading

Machine Knit ColorWork Baby Hat

I didn’t write a pattern for the because it didn’t exactly turn out the way I wanted it to.  It turned out much smaller than I wanted, and my “fair isle” didn’t exactly work well.  I had visions of it turning out like this pattern:

Golden Pear by Viridian Hue

It still turned out pretty, and might be the right size for a brand new baby, but it was supposed to be 1×1 fair isle and I don’t even know what happened.   I don’t have a fair-isle carriage, so I manually knitted the stitches but clearly I got lost in the process.  Fair Isle is confusing on the LK-150.  Maybe I will save the “fancy knitting” for my electronic machine in the future. Continue reading

Machine Knit Cabled Baby Cocoon

I spent this weekend reacquainting myself with my Silver Reed LK-150 knitting machine.

I had taken a year off since I have been so busy and obsessed with learning to make soap.   But I have made SOOO much soap lately, I needed to take a little break and get back to knitting.

My niece is expecting a little boy in April, so I thought I might try to make some of those popular baby cocoons.

The LK-150 is a mid-gauge knitting machine.  This means the you can knit “hand-knitting” yarns in sport and worsted weights.   Continue reading

Sewing Baby Dresses

A few years ago, my niece had a baby girl.    I always wanted to have a girl, but never got one of my own, so I was thrilled to have an opportunity to sew some girly dresses.

I purchased a few patterns and sewed them.  They were a bit too big for the newborn baby, but she grew into them eventually. 🙂

I loved how they all turned out.  Especially the Oliver and S pattern. Continue reading