It started with talk of a baby hat for Matt’s co-worker, who is due to have her first child in less than a week. I wanted to do a simple baby hat to tuck into the gift package. In looking up head circumferences, I saw a sketch of one of those hats with two points and tassles – you know what I am talking about? Because I can’t find the name for it. It lays completely flat when not worn. They look a little goofy. They are often made for children.
Anyway, I wanted to make one of those. But I wasn’t sure if I wanted to knit it flat and sew up or knit in the round and graft the top so I started searching Ravelry (to no avail – what are they called?!)…
Matt dreams big. He wanted a baby knit for his co-worker that used binary because both she and her husband are geeks. I searched “baby knit binary” and look what I found! Nrrrdbaby binary hat!
Yes. Too perfect because the designer doesn’t provide a pattern. This wouldn’t be hard to reverse engineer – and indeed I made notes to that effect – but I almost lost sight of the fact that this was supposed to be QUICK. And SIMPLE. Gah.
Back to my original plan for a plain, WARM hat.
I’ll save the quirky binary hat for my own child-of-geek. I guess that makes the binary hat #9 in my parade of baby knits. Ha!