Oh Baby!

After receiving a baby hat order, my mind was a flutter with visions of colorful yarn and pom poms...lots of pom poms. As I continued reading the request, the plot thickened—the hats would be gifted at a gender reveal party so they had to be gender neutral. Nooo! And not just neutral, but ready to quickly assume a girlish sweetness or boyish charm at the drop of a hat (ha, pun.)

I refused to accept pastel yellow as a solution. Or any pastels for that matter. Why can't babies have a little fun? So after gazing at Imagiknit's wall of yarn and (over) analyzing options, I landed on this creamy neutral with fun, poppy stripes that could swing either way...the red reads sweetly coral when I pictured it on a girl and fire engine when imagined on a boy. And it's no secret that I love mustard yellow, it's a neutral that would look darling with a bright fuscia onsie or handsome with navy blue.

Wrapped in gold, adorned with more pom poms, these precious little numbers were packaged up, sent cross country and ready to learn their destiny.

*UPDATE it's a girl! Break out the bold florals and hot pinks!

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My little (not yet arrived) girl is the most lucky little babe that gets to don those hats! And my dearest friend, your sister-in-law, Torrie, is who had you make them for me! Isn't she wonderful?!

Seriously, I just have to tell you... they are remarkably perfect! Our little "reveal party" we affectionally referred to as our "sex reveal" rather than "gender reveal" as we're hoping to not impose any particular gender identification on her before she has a chance to assert her own intentions. So I can't tell you how much I love those two hats. They couldn't be more us, and thus, hopefully her! Thank you! And if you ever start making baby sweaters or socks or anything else... lemmie know because I just love your work.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

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