It's Hooks and Needles tradition: the annual baby hat drive! I made my first hat this year, based on Algerian Action's Sweet. I cast on 40 stitches using size 6 needles, and worked the pattern as best as I could (ha ha). The hat might be a little small - the norm is 50 stitches on size 5 - but it looks like it will stretch to fit. The only other change to the pattern I made was I only knit in stockinette for 4 rows, so, it's definitely smaller than it's supposed to be :)
I knit this with yarn donated to me from a friend of a friend, whose mother passed away. I have about 5 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in a sunny yellow, and I'm thinking about making a sweater with it. Or more baby hats! :)
My goal this quarter is to make one baby hat every club meeting - so, two a week for the next 6 weeks. If I just make plain stockinette stitch hats, I'll be able to churn out four a week- they really don't take much time at all to do!