Teaching always inspires me. In my last Baby Surprise class, one of the students bounded ahead and was finished the basics by the second class. Because it was a small class, we also covered several I-cord tricks (applied, I-cord cast off, and three-needle I-cord cast off). We did a garter stitch hood and grafted it invisibly at the top. By the time we were done, I was anxious to start my 8th Baby Surprise with new plans for longer sleeves ....and I don't even have any grandchildren ...yet! So far, sanity has prevailed, but I'm sure that before the next class, I'll be casting on for another!
Since I had yarn leftover, I thought I'd make a hat based on the Baby Surprise and the Gull Lace Baby Hat, below:
Because of another baby sweater class, I searched for a matching hat ...but ended up designing my own. Here's the Gull Lace Baby Hat based on Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater:
Thanks for the inspiration, knitters!