More Baby Stuff
and decided to make a matching hat and booties. The sweater pattern (from "Kids, Kids, Kids") did not have matching accessories so I had to invent them.
I adapted a little hat pattern I found on the internet. I changed pretty much everything about the pattern....the size, the number of stitches, and the stitch pattern. About all that remains is the original shape so I guess I can pretty much call it an original.
The booties are definitely my own original pattern. I've done enough baby socks with the toe-up, Magic Loop technique that I had no problem adapting the idea to make use of the pattern stitch used in the sweater. Under the little fold down cuff there is a snugger, closer fitting ribbing to hold them on.
To match the sweater better, it would have been nice to include ribbon in the hat and booties but I didn't want to compromise the stretch in these closer fitting items.