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Sock Monkey

Continuing our baby garment theme from our previous post, I’m happy to present to you this sock monkey hat and diaper cover!  There’s just something about sock monkeys that bring a hint of nostalgia wherever they go.  They always remind me of my grandmother whenever I see them.  She would keep a sock monkey in the spare bedroom in a cedar chest full of blankets and linens, and I would sneak in the room occasionally to play with it.  Although it was slightly tattered, it always managed to make me smile.  I can only imagine that the same will happen to those around you when they see this hat and diaper cover.

Christy knit this set for her nephew out of vintage yarn on size US 4 and 6.  Vintage is such a great choice for baby items.  In each skein you get 217 yards of a wool/acrylic blend for only $8.00.  What I love most about this yarn is its washable nature.  You can rest assured that your sock monkey hat will be perfectly safe after a trip through the washer and dryer and be ready for whatever else your child can throw at it.  Of course, your choices are not limited to vintage; any worsted weight yarn will be perfectly sufficient.  If you’re interested in knitting either the sock monkey hat or the diaper cover for your little one (or even interested in knitting the hat for yourself as it comes in an adult size as well), just click on the names and get started.  Happy knitting! -Michael

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