I've been wanting to do more nesting for the new baby, but it seems something has always come up. Today I started a project I had been meaning to do.
I saw this wool bonnet pattern on Martha Stewart and wanted to try to make one for the new baby. So at first I thought I'd try one out for Molly.
I embellished the sides by adding an "M" for Molly and a tiny cluster of cherries on the opposite ear as well as adding a blanket stitch along the edges. The pattern seemed easy enough. The only tricky part was enlarging it on my copier to the correct size. If I didn't have a printer/fax/copy combo I don't think I could have done it correctly.
I think a good estimate of a newborn's head circum-ference is somewhere around 13"-14". So my next hat will be for her. That's right. I think I might have given away her gender in one of my last posts but I'm now 'officially' announcing that we are in fact expecting a baby girl. We are so delighted! "I" am so delighted to have three girls. I think a lot of people in our family and perhaps in Grosgrain were hoping for a boy.
Of course, I would have been happy with a boy but having another girl seems perfect for our family right now. Secretly, I've always wanted three little girls.
I think the new hat I will make will be light grey and orange. It will have an embroidered 'E' on the side and an orange fruit branch on the the other.
For one lucky reader I will make another hat. It will look like the one Molly is wearing but I will not embroider the initial until the winner of the contest can choose what letter they'd like.
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