My husband rarely gets terribly worked up over my knitting. Don’t get me wrong, he’s very supportive and usually pretty impressed with whatever recently finished-off project I’m waving at him from across the room, but I usually just get a “that looks great!” and we leave it at that. I have to say he definitely took a double (or triple) take at this baby pumpkin hat, though. He declared it to be Pretty Frigging Cute and had a bit of a twinkle in his eye picturing our roughly-3-month-old future baby wearing this around Halloween this year. And I have to agree with him. It makes me feel the squishy feelings a bit.
The pattern I used was the Kürbis baby hat. Yarn was Patons Canadiana. My only gripe with this project was that I chose to knit it using sock-length (read: super short) double-pointed needles that were wooden and grabbed at the yarn too much. So it was kind of a painful experience for my hands, forcing the yarn around the needles endlessly. But that’s my own fault for buying them! Or knitting so tightly. Either way, lesson learned, self.