The baby is late; another hat

Yesterday was my due date, and still no baby though I’ve been having lots of contractions (I’ve been having Braxton Hicks for weeks, but now there are sporadic real ones in the mix, too, even if they don’t seem to be going anywhere). However, I did manage to finish up another baby hat, this time with the remnants from the owl vest.

Once again, I used a CSA melon as the model. The was just an ad hoc knit – I cast on 80 st, went 2×2 ribbing for an inch, knit in the round until 4”, and then divided into eight sections of 10 stitches and just kept decreasing at the beginning of each section with a SSK until I had four stitches left, and then pulled the tail through those.

I’m a little bit concerned that it will be too short, but I ran out of yarn – I had about 12” of the blue left and about 18” of the brown. Relaxed, the hat is 16” around and 5½” tall.

3 thoughts on “The baby is late; another hat”

  1. I hope you have your baby soon and that everyone is healthy.
    You and Kevin are going to be great parents!

    I think I had contractions off and on for two weeks before Kelsey was born
    and then I woke up on St. Patrick’s Day in labor. By the time I got to the
    hospital I was 7 cm. dilated. I was a little nervous that I would have the baby in the cab, but everything worked out fine.

    Best Wishes,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *