Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby Girl Blanket and Headband

Is it because summer is winding down that all of us are so determined to finish off various projects? School is almost starting and craziness will begin again? Back to schedules and calendars and much less free time? Whatever the reason, it's good to accomplish projects that have been waiting around, and I'm determined to put away certain ones to make room for something new.

We were headed out for camping this weekend, and I knew there were certain items I didn't want to drag along with me (more on that later). On Thursday night, I wanted to finish a project I had started with that fantastic yarn deal from earlier this summer.

Here is the Ocean Tranquility Afghan from Anastacia Knits.

I decided on a color changing pattern rather than one solid color. I also made it slightly bigger than the suggested baby blanket size using a Size H hook and beginning with Ch 93 rather than Ch 63.

I really liked this pattern! It was fun, simple, and it came together so quickly even with adding the color change in there.

When I finished, I had just enough yarn leftover to make a matching baby headband.

Here it is not-yet-assembled. Now it's time to find a really great button to put in there to make it perfect for a little girl.

Once I finished that blanket, I had to rush around to figure out what project I did want to work on while camping... oops. Plan ahead! I figured it out though, no worries.


  1. Beautiful! Wow you must work really fast! Do your fingers ever hurt? The headband is precious!
    Blessings, Joanne

  2. Love the bright pink with the pale pink. Very pretty.

  3. Thank you!

    (My fingers don't usually hurt, but occasionally my wrists will. It depends on how much I try to get done in one day.)

  4. It looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! I'll link up to you in my Fiber Friday post :) so others can see, too!

  5. She'll be a blessed baby that receives this gorgeous blanket and headband!

  6. Love the colors! Be safe and have fun camping this weekend. I haven't camped in forever.

  7. Hi!
    Beautiful! Love them both and the color is awesome. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  8. Gorgeous!! I hope you have a great camping trip!! I'm ready to get out and camp again!!

  9. It is a fun pattern! And a great colour, it really makes the design pop!


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