I recently finished a knitted gift for our friend’s baby. It arrived in their hands only a day or two before his birth. Whew! I made a brain slug hat. What, you don’t know what a brain slug is??
Anyhow, I felt a geeky hat would be perfect for the baby of our friends. We also sent him things like periodic table blocks and a book called Calculus for Infants. Obviously, a brain slug would fit right in. I found the pattern on Ravelry.
I’m happy with the results, but I could never get the white knitted eye part to have the right shape. The instructions weren’t very clear so I ended up just using white felt and cutting out a shape that worked instead.
Update! A picture of our friend’s baby wearing the brain slug. Apparently the hat should have been a bit wider. But what a cutie!
I found myself headed outside to play winter league softball (also known as “whiskey league” by my team aptly named “Beer Me”).
It was cold and windy in case you couldn’t tell already. I bundled up with many layers and topped it off with a hat that I recently knitted:
Can you guess where I am in that picture? No, not the softball game. I didn’t wear my ski jacket to tonight’s softball game. It’s a Steelers hat that I knitted myself! I was at the Steelers – Panthers game in Pittsburgh on December 23rd. It was REALLY COLD there.
I really like how that hat turned out. You can get the pattern on Ravelry (login needed). The yarn was very warm and knit up nicely (Knit Picks Swish Worsted). As the pattern was written it was too big for me and I had to do only 3” of stockinette stitch after the ribbing. You know, just in case you want to knit this hat too.