There's a whole list of crocheted and knitted hats here. The one above is the Angled Preemie Hat. I don't think it's really a preemie size - more like a regular baby hat size. Way too much work and it took way too long since, after 20 rows of rib ( I only did 18), the pattern changed every 3 rows. I'm glad I did it and I now know how to make an I-cord. That's the long cord at the top of the hat that I knotted. So far, I have only repeated one pattern while making 8 hats.
After much thought on how to quilt the border on this baby quilt, I was reminded by my quilting ladies Marg and Ann (the Champagne Quilters) that I could just use masking tape. It was a good suggestion because I am not a fan of any kind of marking on my quilts. I only use pencil or pencil crayon since the chemicals in wash-out or fade-out pens are unreliable. I don't know what they do to the fabric years down the road and I have heard about pen marks coming back after washing or in the heat or humidity - or just with time.
I am not overly fond of masking tape because I tend to quilt too close to the tape and sometimes it gets sticky. In this case, the masking tape is the dollar store variety and so it has less 'stick' to it. Sometimes it doesn't even stay put for long. It may also be because of the heat and humidity in the air even though the a/c is on.
It's ready for a couple of turns. I decided to outline quilt all the pinwheels in the body of the quilt.
And this is what the Champagne Quilters are up to. We have decided to make some lap quilts for seniors and so we are using up some of the pre-printed panels that have been sitting in our stash for too many years. This is the third one and we have at least three more panels waiting to be paired up with backing.