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JennBabe
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2007 08:22:25 PM »

This is a nice cabled hat pattern... not especially impressive, but a nice classic look. 

http://heyjulie.blogspot.com/2006/08/cabled-baby-hats.html
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2007 02:44:20 AM »

You could use thinner yarn and needles, but it would probably take just as long as the full-size version.

Here's a baby version with 90 stitches - the second photo down.
http://bowerbirdknits.blogspot.com/2006_11_01_archive.html , way cute!

it gives the yarn as well, so gauge may be easier to figure out, but please note that it is sized for a smaller baby head.

The pattern for Odessa looks like any repeat of ten, so I'd say figure out the measurement you want it to be, find a gauge you like, and use whatever multiple of ten gets you closest. Remember babies always grow bigger so it will fit eventually, if too small it will never be used!

Who's got a baby or makes them hats - would you want it unstretched to be about one or half an inch smaller than head diameter? What do you use for baby hat diameters?

Sarah

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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2007 03:09:50 AM »

fruit hats are my favorite, and they take less than an evening!

http://janelleknits.blogspot.com/2006/06/cute-knit-for-good-cause.html

here's one i made for my baby to be:
http://www.sandrisuperstar.com/2007/01/prolific-or-just-inspired.html (the first one)
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007 06:06:51 AM »

I made this hat last week as a present and got a lot of compliments on it (and an order  Smiley).  I made the hat in one evening.  Here's the link and a pic of the hat I made.

http://larissmix.typepad.com/stitch_marker/2005/09/a_little_hat.html

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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2007 06:47:03 AM »

i really like the apple and animal hats on lionbrand.com. the panda is my favorite.
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2007 07:58:08 AM »

Go to your library and see if they have Itty Bitty Baby Knits.  It has so many adorable ideas, and the instructions are very easy for beginners. If you are experienced, just skip over most of it Smiley

http://www.amazon.com/Itty-Bitty-Hats-cuddly-babies-toddlers/dp/1579652956/sr=8-1/qid=1172073394/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-8963588-6024907?ie=UTF8&s=books
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2007 11:20:11 AM »

I've made Miss Dashwood, & although I LOVE the pattern, I wouldn't recommend it for this. Even thought I "got gauge", mine came out way too big. The baby is 2 yrs old now & it finally fits her.

I just made the "Lacy Bonnet" from "Knitting for Two: 20 Simple Designs for Expectant and New Mommies and Babies" (aka Baby Bloom) by Erika Knight http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Two-Designs-Expectant-Mommies/dp/0823026132/ref=pd_sim_b_1/105-5160629-6789203 It was very easy & very impressive.

I haven't posted mine on my blog yet, but here's sweetgeorgia's blog with great pictures: http://sweetgeorgia.planetfishdesign.com/archives/2005/02/lacy_baby_bonne.html
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2007 12:26:51 PM »

Somewhere on the net there is a pattern for a cupcake hat.  It's too cute and sure to impress! 
Here it is:
http://www.nakedsheep.com/cupcakehat.html
I made it for my friend's baby and used a DK weight and appropriate sized needles (5?) to make it newborn size.
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I LOVE this cupcake hat. You could still use worsted weight and #7 needles if you cut all the numbers in half: cast on 40 stitches, instead of 80, etc.

Just as cute. Twice as fast.

PS: In the words of the great EZ: When you're knitting for a baby, you don't have to worry about guage. It's sure to fit sometime!
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2007 09:25:14 AM »

I made the hat posted by mari13for my friends baby, and everywhere she goes people love it.  I thinks it's because it looks more complicated than it really is.  I was able to make mine in just a couple of hours...
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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2007 01:54:27 PM »

http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/freeKnittingPatternAnnahat.asp

Here's one I think is just lovely!
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