Thursday, December 30, 2010

Baby Beanies

My daughter and I took a knitting class a while ago and it really sparked something in me. I'm one of those people who always needs to feel productive, and when I watch TV, I feel like I'm wasting time. But I love watching some TV shows, and since I can knit and watch TV at the same time, it was a perfect pastime!
So I knitted a few scarves and some slippers and then, while browsing through a knitting magazine, found an opportunity to be knitting and helping little babies around the world (all while watching TV!). How productive id THAT!
So I have been knitting little caps for babies in third-world countries. I don't have anything to show the scale of these, but they are tiny - only 12 inches in circumference. I can knit 2 of them in an evening of TV watching. I have a ball mixing the colors. My daughter said I should be doing them in pastels, but I hate pastels and I figure there will be MANY people making little pastel beanies, so I am making mine in vibrant colors. I think babies need STIMULATION. It's funny - I dressed my daughter and son in vibrant, bright colors when they were little. Now my daughter wears mostly white and pastels and my son wears black. I was dressed in pastels when I was little - mostly light blue and aqua, but now I wear purple and red and orange. I guess we rebel against our childhood colors.
So I have made 8 caps now (I made another one after I took this picture).

I have until the end of February to make as many as I can.
If you are a knitter and crocheter and would like to help out as well, here's the link to get the patterns and where to send them.
So get the needles and hooks out and keep some baby's noggin warm.


  1. oh they are lovely! I too like the vibrant colours, well done you for all your hard work!

    Leanne x

  2. They are beautiful. Knitting is something I've yet to accomplish. Not only did I dress my son in bright vibrant colors, I decorated his nursery with them too. And you're right--babies need stimulation!

  3. I love these!! Heck,I have super short hair, if they were just a tad bigger....
    Happy New Year sweetie!

  4. Hello,this is my first visit via Kath, your goodies are lovely that you do,the beanies are great, here in Australia we do the same thing and we knit, take all the finished items to the local Chemist and they are collected there, they actaully have a little knitting book that you pick up and all the patterns are vibrant colours,it is lovely to feel you are doing something.Well done.Carole

  5. Wow! It looks like you've been quite busy. I love the vibrant colors.

    I just heard about your blog from our mutual friend Kath at Hillside Cottage.


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