Jen’s baby opted out of the thematically correct Labour Day arrival, and remains on a schedule only it can know, so I kept knitting. Yesterday’s addition to the baby pile is a little flower hat that I find so charming that I can scarcely write of it.
It’s the Upside-down Daisy hat, from Itty-Bitty Hats, a book so chock full of extreme cuteness that it can give you an ovarian cramp just flipping though it. I recommend only occasional exposure. I used Valley Yarns Longmeadow in coral and white, and scrounged the stash for a smidge of green leftovers for the stem.
Before you ask… no- I don’t know the sex of whoever is arriving – and I think it can’t matter one little tiny bit. Whatever arrives will be a tiny human, and way, way too young to care about clothes and our idea of their gender role. Clothing for newborns is to keep the young warm and amuse the parents, and I think Jen will be plenty amused by that little flower hat – no matter who I slap it on. The worst thing that could possibly happen is that a stranger might guess wrong… and do you know what happens if someone can’t tell your baby is a boy?