Despite what all those posts about spinning might have told you, I do still knit. Some of is secret, some of it for commission, and some of it I just haven’t gotten around to photographing yet. These two little Saplings fall into the commission pile. Now that they’re finished and delivered I can show these off.
I used my favorite yarn for baby hats, Elsebeth Lavold Cool Wool, which is a soft worsted weight wool cotton blend and great for spring time southern weather. It has wonderful stitch definition, holds it’s shape, and is machine washable. It does have a smaller gauge than recommended in the pattern though so I had to work the larger size to get a nicely sized and stretchy hat.
Since the hats were going to be a gift, a little tag with fiber content and care instructions was in order. Anything worth doing, is worth doing well. So, I wanted the tag to match the hat and share a theme. A cute little bow made from the same yarn as the hat fit the bill wonderfully.
- 2x4” piece of card stock (I used kraft paper)
- 4-6” length of leftover yarn used to make the gift
- Tapestry needle
- 1/8” hole punch
- Using the hole punch, make 2 holes in the card stock a half inch apart and a half inch from the top.
- Under the holes, write the recipient’s name (I left this part blank), the fiber content, and care instructions underneath.
- Thread the yarn though the needle and push it through the holes so that both ends are hanging on the same side as the writing.
- Tie a bow. Done!