I made this for my friend Heather and her son who is due to make his appearance in Dec/Jan!
Pattern: Kate Gilbert’s Pea Pod Baby Set from Interweave Knits
Started: September 16, 2006
Finished: September 29, 2006
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in color Asparagus
Needles: US 6
Size: 3 months
Modifications: I thought that the hat needed a little something on top so I added a sprout using the leaf applique from Nicky Epstein’s Knitting Over the Edge. Here’s how I did it:
At the end of the directions for the hat you have 8 stitches.
K2tog to end of round – 4 stitches remain
Transfer all 4 stitches to one dpn and begin making a 4 stitch i-cord
Make i-cord 1.5 – 2 inches long (or as long as you want your “stem”)
On last row of i-cord: k1, k2tog, k1, turn – 3 stitches remain
Row 1 [WS]: pfb, k1, pfb. 5 sts.
*Row 2 [RS]: k2, yo, k1, yo, k2. 7 sts.
Row 3 and every WS row: p all sts.
Row 4: k3, yo, k1, yo, k3. 9 sts.
Row 6: k4, yo, k1, yo, k4. 11 sts.
Row 8: ssk, k7, k2tog. 9 sts.
Row 10: ssk, k5, k2tog. 7 sts.
Row 12: ssk, k3, k2tog. 5 sts.
Row 14: ssk, k1, k2tog. 3 sts.
Row 16: sl 1, k2tog, psso. Break yarn, draw through remaining stitch.*
Begin 2nd side of leaf:
CO 5 stitches
Work from * to * above
Seam the two sides of the leaf with wrong sides together.