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Update: the shower is past and the baby is here — look at this little one.

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I've been going through online knitting patterns for babies for a bunch of baby showers this year. This it the third post. The first one is here and the second one is here.

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This is the pickles small & clever bonnet pattern again. There was only one tricky part which is increasing at the beginning without making a hole. I found this trick which avoids the hole. (Also, I did two extra rows on each side so that I had 47 stitches at the widest point — according to the babies around me, this seems to fit about right.)

The boots are oh baby! baby booties which I fell in love with when I saw this float past me on pinterest. It was a pretty good pattern. You could probably stripe the cuff or use up lots of scraps and it would be pretty. 

I used Alchemy Temple (yellow) and Debbie Bliss merino, bith dk for these.

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Little pierrot slippers




These little baby slippers — december booties — are from a pattern by maddermade for lark yarn from quince. They are quite sweet without the pom poms, too, I think. This is a very good pattern and worth the $3.50. It's a continuous knit with no seaming and it was very straightforward to make. These are in a washable merino in a dk weight from mission falls. These are for a little boy who is a few weeks old, now.  If you would like help to make pom poms, our pdf instructions are here).

(ps. hopefully the music from Sunny, Snowy & Chinook and Foggy will be  is available here soon. I'm working on updating the blog to hundreds & thousands, as I'm almost finished with Windy-related material.)