Monday, February 16, 2015

LITTLE KNITS 3

Last week I was talking to one of my daughter in laws. She works in maternity at a small hospital that has about 300 deliveries a year.  For a few months she is doing a practicum in a much larger hospital where they deliver around 1300 babies a year.  I asked her if she would like some little hats to place on those wee heads she helps bring into this world.  She was quite happy about the idea and said they have no knitters for that hospital.  What ????

I cast on stitches that very night


and the next


and then again



I found myself home alone on Valentines day,  so I took myself out for a little shopping


When hubby got home from work, I showed him what he got me.........
He was quite impressed with himself  : )

The brown yarn is already in use for another hat.


I've been casting on 64 stitches on 4mm needles, doing a little seed stitch and then stocking stitch for about 4", then decreasing.  A little embellishing is always fun too.

With 1300 little heads to cover, I best get busy!

linking up with Rainbow Hare 

22 comments:

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lovely idea! And husband was very thoughtful!!!!

Needled Mom said...

Those little hats are sooo cute. What a beautiful selection of gifts your husband found for you!!! ;-)

Janine said...

These are wonderful hats - perfect for those little heads :) And well done to Mr Grace and Favour - great choice of valentines gift! Thank yu for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

Robyn Devine said...

Love this!!! I've been slacking on my baby hats, must get back to it!

Craftycreate said...

Lovely selection of hats! And lovely gifts your husband gave you!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Those little hats are simply adorable Carla! And leave it to you to go the extra mile and add those sweet embellishments :*)

Edith said...

Carla, what a great idea, cute hats and fun post!

mle said...

Oh my those hats are precious!
And your hubby did great LOL! Mine's about the same LOL!

Patchwork and Play said...

What sweet little hats! You are an angel! Happy Valentine's Day to you- your hubbie did great!

Kim said...

What!! Home alone on Valentine's Day!! What was he thinking?? Oh well.....'his' present is lovely. Those wee hats are very sweet. That nursery will look ever so colourful with each wee bairn wearing your gorgeous pretties!

Soma Acharya said...

Those hats are so cute and sweet!! Well done to hubby!! Those yarns are yummy :)

-Soma

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

These little caps could not be any cuter... Good for you!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

Oh my goodness… SO adorable!! I can’t believe that the hospital doesn’t have any knitters! Good thing they have you!

And fabulous gifties… he knew *exactly* what you wanted! ;-)

Tiffany said...

I'm loving the one with the little yellow flower. Those babies are going to be so lucky!

Donna Stewart said...

Well if anyone can do it you can!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

wonderful! and hubby has excellent taste.

Karen H said...

The little hats are adorable; I'm sure they will really be appreciated.

Such a thoughtful husband you have!

Lynne said...

There are going to be some stylish newborns going home from that hospital :) And my eyes went right to the Lindt chocolate - my favorite!

Jill said...

If you email me the directions dor the newborn caps, I would be happy to knit a hat or two.

Donna quilts said...

Those hats are adorable! I imagine that they are fun to make and embellish.

rachel said...

how awesome! you are so clever, carla!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Seriously, no knitters for that hospital?! The hats are gorgeous, and I like how your hubby shops. :)