I just couldn't help my self any more - the sock yarn was yelling at me from the corner. I've been stubbern though and stucked to the heart sweaters. But only missing one arm, I just had to celebrate - and what's better than a little sock knitting. I've SO missed it .
After a couple of swatches - admitted I often knit 3 socks before I'm satisfied - I on the right track. And when I've reached so far, I'm not far from a new sock design.
Briefly I believed I had made a brand new knitting pattern. But then I realised that the only difference was the cast on and an extra knitted row. But the result was pretty much different to my eyes.How to knit the flower:
Cast on 51stitches with long tail cast on (Danish article). I have cast on with two colors which gives a really nice edge.
To make a two colored long tail cast on, you need two colors of yarn . The main color over the index finger and the edge color over the thumb. The slip knot at the beginning is made of both colors, so you can get a neat and tight beginning. At the end the slip knot is dropped, so don't count it in while casting on.
This Boob Hat just had to be knit. I've seen it in several version, both knit and crocheted. Here's my own pattern for the Boob Hat / Breast Beanie
Finally I can breastfeed discreetly.
The Breast Beanie fits Thora at age 2 ½ months with a head circumference approx. 40 cm. It's knitted on a 4 mm needle with a knitting gauge of 20 stitches per 4 inches in stockinette stitch.