Pattern is Golden Pear, yarn is Madelinetosh DK in Carnation and Antler colorways.
This hat is the same pattern that I made for Logan and it employs stranded knitting. You need to have a loose hold on the yarn so that it doesn't pucker in between the colors, and I'm improving with that, although I can see a few spots where it's a little tight on this hat. Still, it's pretty darn cute, and having just seen Logan wearing his, I know it'll look sweet on the new baby.
A couple of years ago I knitted a baby sweater that I thought was so cute - I had the yarn for it, and even though I didn't have a baby in mind, I knew it would be a sweet gift someday, so I tucked it away. Well, I pulled it out and decided that I could build an outfit around the sweater, so first, I found a bonnet pattern that went with the sweater and knitted that up:
Pattern is Super Quick Baby Bonnet, yarn is Berroco Touche, colorway is Aqua. The only modification I made to the pattern was to knit it in the round once I was done with the front ribbing and lace part - this way I didn't have to seam up the back.
And here's the bonnet with the matching sweater:
This color is so hard to photograph - it changes with the light! Trust me, it's so pretty. Anyway, the sweater's pattern is Miss Daisy, using the same yarn as the bonnet. I loved how it turned out, but holy moly, all of that 1x1 ribbing got tiresome and as cute as this is, I probably won't make it again. I do love how the bonnet's ribbing makes it look like a matched set, when they were done by two different designers.
So then I needed a little dress to complete the outfit. I shopped at our Carter's/Osh Kosh store and could have bought about a million things - everything was so freaking adorable! I found a little dress that looked super cute with the sweater, and bought it plus a two-pack of leggings in navy and pink - I guess leggings are the new tights? I saw a mom with a girl baby in the store and checked with her that it was a thing to pair leggings with a dress when it was cold and she said she does that all the time, so I went for it.
Here's the dress with the sweater - front:
Ack! Dying of cuteness.
The back of the sweater is why I knitted it - I loved the two different sections of ribbing starting at the waist.
About another month and the baby will be born - I'm sad that I won't get to cuddle her like I get to with our local Renegade babies, but I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures to ooh and ahh over, and I can't wait to see her!