At the moment we are patiently awaiting the phone to ring or our mobiles to ding with the news of a new nephew for us and cousin for Eleanor (her days as youngest grandchild were very fleeting!) Matt’s brother and his partner are due any day now with their baby boy – the fifth grandchild for Matt’s parents and our second nephew (we have seven nieces!) With so many girls I’m a little bit excited to be Aunty Emma to a little baby of the blue variety, so naturally I’ve been rummaging around in my wool stash, coming out with some navy, some teal and a dash of white…
I’ve made this baby boy a traditional crochet granny-style blanket (just one big continuous granny square) which is easy to do and not nearly as time consuming or labour intensive as a granny square blanket. Changing colours every second round meant a reasonable amount of ends to weave in, but not endless and soul destroying like a granny square blanket can tend to be!
I still had some of the wool left so more rummaging, this time through my baby hat patterns, and I came up with a navy bonnet pixie-style hat with chinstrap and a basic hat design with contrast trim and pom pom (my pom pom making skills need some work, what’s your best method?) A cute little pair of roll-top booties to match and this baby will be snug and warm in Aunty Em’s handmade creations when he is born into this Melbourne Winter.
Anytime you’re ready baby boy, we’re off to Melbourne this weekend so that would be super convenient if you decided to make an appearance! No pressure.