I fully intend that the Kiddo will have this knitted hat before real Winter sets in. But, I'm on a deadline for a scarf, you see. A scarf I've been planning to make "for the Fall" for going-on three Falls now.
I've done the math. If I can knit one 24-row pattern repeat a day--plus a few extra on the days of some car trips we have coming up--I'll have a pretty scarf to wear by Halloween night. But that means the Kiddo's knitted hat will have to wait.
While the boy has other hats--lots of other hats--he was lacking a mama-made one that was appropriate for our getting-chilly Saturday farmer's market trips. So, as a "between hat" I made up this little guy.
The pattern is from I Am Momma--Hear Me Roar, and it's made entirely from recycled t-shirts. I didn't quite get it as big as I would have liked--it is, literally, only going to work until I get the knitted hat made--but it was a lot of fun piecing it all together.
(Note: I lined the hat to make it a little warmer. To do that, I just made two hats, stuck one inside the other, and zig-zagged the bottom edges together.)
So that's tiny problem #1 solved. On to #2.
I carry these guys in my purse at all times. They're my survival kit. The problem? The lid likes to come off the hand cream, which makes a big 'ol mess.
I got a new purse this weekend. Part of what attracted me to it was the pretty, stripe-y lining. I did not want that lining covered in lotion anytime soon. A plastic baggy came to mind, but that would also detract from my cute purse lining.
Fortunately, I had a half a yard of this gorgeous Echino oil cloth hanging around. I bought it a few months ago with the idea of making the Kid a lunch sack for daycare. That hasn't happened yet, but I decided there was no harm in snipping off a corner to make a cute, lotion-proof pouch for my necessities.
The little purple loop is part of the hem of a t-shirt that was also in the scrap pile. (It was the closest thing I could grab without risking waking up the baby, but I kinda like it all the same.) It loops around the bottom button to close the pouch. The top button is just decorative--it was convenient, and I thought it would hide my messy stitches from attaching the fabric loop.