Sunday, February 17, 2013

Elephants on Parade

This project came about through laziness. I began to crochet a baby blanket for my girlfriend in Idaho who is due with her first little one anytime now. I quickly realized it would take me waaaaaay longer than I wanted it to, so began the hunt for a new project. Hats are generally pretty quick (especially for newborns!) so I found this little cutie on Ravelry.

Once I finished the first row of elephants, I decided to finish off with stripes instead of doing the second elephant row in the pattern, a) because the hat was knitting up a bit tight due to my inexperience with fair isle knitting and b) I needed to get this thing DONE!

All in all, it was a quick project, knitting up in fewer than 3 hours....a nice alternative to the never ending baby blanket.  I lined it in fleece, which I also discovered I need a lot more practice doing. But I think it will do the trick to keep a new little head warm and super stylish. :-)

I'm hoping to go visit my friend sometime in early April to help her out with the baby.  I'm also hoping to take Lara along...........updates to follow!


  1. This is so cute! I like the choice of the stripes - it looks really great! If my laziness resulted in a product like this, I would be a sloth.

  2. Thanks Kim! It did get a bit long in terms of time I'd eliminate a row or two of white between the elephants and the first green stripe. But I hope it fits the baby at some point without covering his eyes. And honestly, as easy as the baby blanket was to crochet, it was just taking soooooo long! Miniature hats are just so much faster :-)

  3. Mara, this came out really well - super cute! I have never done Fair Isle knitting before - now I am inspired to check it out :)