baby shedir

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Baby Shedir
Pattern: Shedir - Knitty Fall 2004 Surprise, modified to fit a newborn.
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in Khaki
Needles: 3.25 Addi Bamboo DPNs

It worked! If I didn’t have a raging cold I would be doing a happy dance right now. I cannot believe how cute this baby Shedir is - if only I had a baby handy to model it (I am running into this problem a lot lately). I tried it on Baby Born, but as you can see it swallowed her head whole.

Baby Shedir

If I recall correctly real babies have much larger noggins.

This was a really easy modification. I used six rows of ribbing instead of nine, only six pattern repeats in each row instead of eight, three repeats of the main cable pattern instead of five and then dropped all the knit straight rows between decrease rows once the cables were done. My scale is only accurate to 2 grams and keeps flicking between 24 and 26 grams, I am hoping that makes it exactly 25 grams and that I might get two out one ball - because I need to make more.

Baby Shedir


Comment by Katt on 22/3/2006 @ 8:21 pm

That beanie is gorgeous. love the colour.

yes I think a babies head is bigger then a baby born. Well my girls were! lol. One day they might make a baby doll with a head the correct size to make it easier for us without actual babies!


Comment by Kelly on 22/3/2006 @ 11:04 pm

This turned out just adorable!! Gorgeous! One can hope it will fit better on a real baby ;) But at least with a real baby you know that eventually they’ll grow into it!

Comment by zee on 23/3/2006 @ 2:51 am

That is beautiful!

I’ll make a happy dance… I definitely want to knit this. :)

Comment by Korin on 23/3/2006 @ 7:16 am

lovely!!! I assume this is for YOUR baby :)

Comment by Anna on 24/3/2006 @ 10:50 am

I love baby shedir -its perfect

Comment by zoetegoed on 24/3/2006 @ 9:07 pm

Both hats are beauties

Pingback by something from nothing » do you think this would work as a hat? on 23/4/2006 @ 9:33 pm

[…] I have been looking at hat patterns all night and am yet to see anything that is quite what I am after. Along the way I started thinking about Yvonne’s Double Flower Cloth. I am wondering if (and how) I could modify it to make a hat. It would be top down, something different, something girly. All these things are good. I was thinking I would basically knit it as written until I have about 96 stitches (the stitch count of the Baby Shedirs) and then modify the pattern to hold the stitch count steady from that point. Am I mad (or missing the point of hat design)? It seems a little too simple… […]

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