Hmm, I made this little hat (another one from pickles) from their kindergarten set. On the one hand it is great: easy and you can use up lots of scraps of dk. I really like pickles. On the other hand, it's a snug fit and the auggles is not a fan of a snug hat. It's not tight, but it's not a loose fit like the soft grey cotton cap. And another hand (a third hand) it does keep his ears warm in the wind. I don't know. This is all merino and alpaca, it's really warm and soft. We save it for the days with an icy wind.
Update: the shower is past and the baby is here — look at this little one.
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.
But midway through the booties from the set I ran out of yarn, and I couldn't find any more from the original dye lot (which was mission falls superwash merino).
I'd wanted to add in some thin stripes and what Joelle Hoverson calls "blips" of bright turquoises and jade green from some alchemy yarn that I'd been saving for a special project. I think I will try to do this another time, so I'll note it here. The trick is to knit in a 2-row stripe on the wrong side, so that the stripes are skinnier and blippier on the right side.
^ Pickles boot unseamed and loosely pinned into bootie shape, before I pulled it apart.
Then I did the soles with the Alchemy Temple. Temple, which is superwash merino, smooth and doesn't pill, is easily my favourite yarn for kids.
* The Simple Slippers pattern can be found in Simple Knits for Easy Living or Comforts of Home, both by Erika Knight. If you cannot find them, you could do the December Booties, the pattern is available online.