Toddler vest and bonnet

Monday, May 21, 2012

Growing up, my sister and I were very close to our cousin. The 3 of us were inseparable. Perhaps because we have such a strong link we remained close when life separated us. We have been living on different continents for 17 years now and have been plotting reunion for a while. In one week, we are meeting halfway, in Spain.

We all have kids now, and I cannot wait to see them play together and interact. Getting to know each other through Skype conversations is great, but certainly not enough. I really hope that one day they can share the same bond that our cousin shares with us.

In one of the lovely care-packages my cousin sent for Easter, she also included some lovely yarn, asking me to knit a vest and a hat for her adorable 2 year-old daughter. I was more then happy to oblige. After researching patterns for a bit, I decided to adapt this Joelle Hoverson design. Nothing too fancy, as it is the first time i am veering off a pattern, but it's a start. I incorporated a little heart into the pattern, and I am happy with how it turned out. I have added the detailed notes to Ravelry, if anyone would like to try it as well. It can be easily incorporated into any pattern.

As for the hat, I chose a pattern from the same book, "More Last Minute Knitted Gifts"and I really like the design. It only took 2 evenings to finish. I had trouble with the photos this time around, I am not sure why, this is the best I got.


  1. So adorable! I am in love with that hat. For some reason it never caught my eye in the book but I love the way it looks after you made it :)

  2. that hat and vest are both lovely!!! What a great idea to incorporate the heart, it turned out beautifully.