In September my dear friend Anna and her husband became parents and earlier this spring me and Julle was invited to a little party to celebrate the arrival of Sofia. When I accepted the invitation Anna made sure I knew she would love it if I knit something but it was definitely not a compulsory, she would understand, knitting takes a lot of time and I have enough to do as it is.
I didn’t think much about weather I would knit something or not, I went off on vacation and when I came back I started Project Baby Love and all of a sudden I realized I was knitting a cardigan in Sofia’s colors. The thought of this cardigan being her’s had crossed my mind but it wasn’t until I ran out of yarn mid-yoke that this truly became her cardigan. (By the way, the running out of yarn was totally my fault, I had misread the pattern. It stated 350 or so meters instead of 300 meters as I thought.)
My LYS (Local Yarn Store) didn’t have any more yarn in the same colors and so I had to go with a color that would fit the green. Since I had already thought about this cardy for Sofia, the choice was easy, there simply was no other color that would go with the green and so brown it was.
The rest was easy. I quickly finished it up, blocked, made up the sleeves and weaved in ends.
As the final touch I added little wooden bee buttons, too cute to be true.
When my mum saw the finished cardigan she said it was so cute it needed a hat. She was right of course and so I dug around in my pattern library and came up with a bonnet pattern that I could easily modify to match the cardigan. A green ribbon to tie under the chin finished it up.
I think this might be the prettiest cardigan and hat I’ve ever made. It’s simply lovely. Also, it’s very, very satisfying to make a matching hat to a cardigan. All of a sudden the baby feels so thoughtfully dressed. And if feels like much more of a gift to add a matching hat, it’s not just a cardigan – it’s an outfit!