I am still working on the shawl but someone at my church asked for those of us who could knit to please make some caps for newborns and other children for the Ronald McDonald house. I couldn’t resist and so I cast on a newborn hat. I will be doing more of these in various sizes as the children will be various sizes :).
I don’t often knit with acrylic yarn because I prefer natural fibers, but busy moms with sick children don’t usually have the time to mess with special washing instructions for wool, or the child might be allergic to wool, so I thought at least it could look pretty. I chose Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek, 4 ozs, 208 yards, I believe it’s a worsted weight which is what was called for in this pattern. Oh my it is so soft!! So it will be pretty and soft :). The pattern I went with is from 5 Easy Pieces – Knit Newborn Hats (this is a free pattern on Ravelry) and is called 2×2 rib hat. This was a very quick and easy knit and with this yarn it is very soft and squishy :). I was very pleased :).
I’ll be working on the shawl this week, perhaps I will get it finished this week ;). Then I will knit another hat, I think I can get two from this skein of yarn.