Tricot Pour Bébé Lilou / by Katelyn Orlowski

Knitting for babies is always the most rewarding kind of knitting. I met Julie while working alongside her at the Anthropologie in Oakbrook. When I found out Julie was pregnant, I knew right away I was going to make something special for her new little one. Oh, did I mention Julie is French? Parisian actually, which is all the more reason to love her.

Julie planned of doing this pregnancy thing the old fashioned way and decided not to find out the sex of the baby. This made it surprising and fun for her, but puzzling for someone trying to knit a baby gift. So I decided to go with a neutral beige gray in the sweetest seed stitch bonnet by pattern maker Hilary Frazier. 

Now, Hilary's patterns are beautiful, but challenging in the technical knitting department. After knitting one, ripping it out, knitting another, tinkering with the cast on and starting over one last time, I finally got it. The end result was a perfectly-pointed, pompom-adorned tiny bonnet, bébé Lilou was sure to enjoy.

x Kate