I'm at a time in my life when many of my friends are having babies. It is a ton of fun and means lots of baby showers and handknit gifts. For baby pattern ideas, I turned to my good friend Tricia Drake, who wrote a beautiful book called Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way. Her book is full of the most adorable baby patterns and they are all knit on CHUNKY needles- HOORAY! Even though the knitting time is quick, you're not sacrificing on cuteness. These patterns are to die for cute and so creatively written. In her Etsy shop, she sells patterns for her designs as well as finished hats and baby accessories. Be sure to visit her Etsy shop here and check out the pics below of the hat I knit up and some of my favorite knits that she's done using our yarn. See if you can spot the Pixie Dust & Rolling Stone yarn! Tricky's photos are all done by Brooke Kelly Photography.


My hat! I knit up the Criss Cross Hat from her book in Sister yarn - soft grey heather & turquoise heather. Check out more details on Ravelry here.


Seriously does it get cuter than this hat? Insane!