I signed up for two different swaps on Ravelry - one in the Due in January 2011 group, and the other in the Due in February 2011 group - since I am riding the cusp of both. I now know that one of my swap partners is having a little girl, so this hat will be for her.
Unlike the first Baby Brick Band hat, I think this one is going to benefit from some washing and blocking. But what do you use to block a baby hat? A balloon? A small ball? How big is a baby's head supposed to be, anyway?
Lucky kept trying to get into the picture as I was trying to snap the hat - there are a few pictures with a tail floating in the corner of the picture. So, I decided to try the hat on Lucky. He was less than amenable to the idea.
I will kill you in your sleep.
Pattern: #22 Brick Band Hat from Knit Simple Holiday 2007
Yarn: Jojoland Rhythm in colourway RS74 (light mauve). The pattern called for Universal Yarns' Deluxe Chunky
Needles: Size 5 Hiya Hiya 16" bamboo circular and bamboo dpns (pattern called for size 8)
Modifications: Similarly to my first Baby Brick Band hat, I used a thinner yarn but also went down an additional needle size - 3 sizes down this time. I also knit one less repeat of the brick band pattern to make the hat a bit shorter. I didn't want a tassel on this one, either, but I did do about a half inch if i-cord just to make the top stand up a little bit.
I wear them, they are mine now.