I had some blue yarn left over after knitting my recent scarf and I didn't want to put it back "in the bag". So I knitted two newborn baby hats. The colours are possibly a little darker than most baby hats. But I would have used these if Daughter had been a boy and I also have nieces who are crazy about a football team that wears these colours.
The pattern I used for the darker hat is by Heather Tucker and can be found here. I like the raised stitches detail as it adds just enough interest. It is very easy, though you do have to keep track of which round you are knitting. For the variegated hat, I followed the Basic Baby Hat pattern which is also by Heather Tucker. It is a complete breeze to knit as it omits the raised stitches detail. Just point your needles and go!
The nieces I mentioned probably have at least five years living to do before they produce babies. So I will probably send these hats off to Operation Orphan.
Newsflash: my dilemma about what to do with the shocking pink yarn has been solved. I have actually made a start on using it in a new project. Watch this space.....