A friend was kind enough to get our family The Little Oratory and I've begun reading it. We already have a little oratory in our home but I think that this book will help me to use it better and more intentionally. Plus, we're moving in a few weeks and it will help me to set everything up there for our family prayer life. I love Auntie Leila and I know that this book is chock full of great advice!
One of my cousins is having a baby! I started my knitting for the baby with a newborn hat. After spending years searching for just the right newborn hat pattern, I developed the little hat above myself. I wanted it to fold over for extra ear warmth and flexibility of sizing. It's knitted it worsted weight so it isn't too bulky but the knitting goes fast. This hat is just for little ones, when they are brand new, and my favorite color to knit it in is cream!
I'll type out the pattern below in case it is useful to anyone. Here is the ravelry entry for it.
Knit in the round
Size 7 dpn
Cascade 220 (32 g/71 yards)
Gague: 5 st/in in stockinette on size 7 needles
CO 64 sts
Join in a round
K2P2 rib for 16 rounds
Continue in stockinette until the piece measures 5 1/2 inches
*Decrease by 8 (k6, k2tog)* repeat until end of round
Knit one round
*Decrease by 7 (k5, k2tog)* repeat until end of round
*Decrease by 6 (k4, k2tog)* repeat until end of round
*Decrease by 5 (k3, k2tog)* repeat until end of round
*Decrease by 4 (k2, k2tog)* repeat until end of round
*Decrease by 3 (k1, k2tog)* repeat until end of round
K2 together until end of round
Cut tail, thread through open loops, and close hole