I am super excited to let you all know about my new baby hat and booties set, Westlake!
It’s been a long time since I self published anything, but since I have to take a step back from the magazines because of having a baby on the way, I thought I would spend my time making baby things. So why not design them and release them myself!
I am not disappearing from the mags altogether. No, no, no. I am just cutting back my work load with them to simple accessories instead of garments and making my life easier while a little ones screams for his supper!
The first of my baby “things” is Westlake. A unisex hat and booties set knitted in the round.
The main stitch pattern is a simple knits and purls repeat called “Little Boxes”. While making these I had that song in my head the whole time; “Little boxes on a hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky….” I almost named the pattern “Ticky Tacky” but thought it didn’t quite fit what I had in mind. When I searched google about the song I discovered that it was written in a car while driving past Westlake in California. And so, “Westlake” was born.
The hat is knitted in the round from bottom up. With a contrasting edge and separating stripe before the main pattern begins. I am normally a HUGE pom pom fan but went minimal this time with a little one instead. I held back! The little strap on the side helps to pull the set together.
The cute little booties are also knit in the round. With a garter stitch sole and patterned sides. The strap can be adjusted to fit if needed. The higher it is, the tighter the fit so we don’t have flying booties while the baby kicks their legs about!
I am over the moon with how these turned out and a few of the testers have mentioned the pattern is their new go to gift set for incoming babies. I have to admit, that makes me feel warm and fuzzy!
Westlake is released now and you can go purchase your copy immediately by clicking this button or here to find out more info.