I am so excited to have received my very first Stitch and Story knitting kit – the Sophie la girafe Sophie’s Hat Knitting Kit! I’ll be working up this beautiful pattern kit this week, but wanted to first share my initial impressions about this totally amazing Stitch and Story new exclusive collection – first quick reaction: it’s definitely among the most beautifully designed and well-thought out kits I have ever received!
A little background story: Stitch and Story, the amazing London U.K. high-end yarn company co-founded by Jennifer Lam and Jen Hoang, teamed up with global baby brand Sophie la girafe, universally loved by parents and children, to create exclusive knitting kits using their superfine merino baby yarns. Exclusively designed for the Sophie la girafe range, Stitch and Story notes how this signature hat will keep your baby looking cute and cosy. Made from 100% merino wool, the hat features adorable ears, horns and tuff – guaranteed to get the ‘aw’ factor! And I have to admit, I definitely went into the “awwww, I want a baby just so that they can wear this hat after I finish it” mode – the yarn is that beautiful.
One of the things that gave me all the heart eyes and lets-get-to-knitting feels about this kit are the wooden needles. Like, OMG. These needles are the bomb, y’all – like so so amazing! The 8.0mm size are perfect for this yarn and baby hat pattern, and the bamboo feels so good to the touch, I seriously am not sure if I can ever revert back to non-bamboo needles. Though I love knitting during my quiet prayer time, I admittingly will definitely be showing off with these knitting beauties while working on my Sophie hat out in public. (no shame, no ragrets!)
Fall is so close and a great reason to knit all the things, but I also think it’s a great season to make a cozy baby hat, and would be a perfect gift for a new mom. I was so excited to just curl up with this kit and definitely cannot wait to get started on the pattern. I love how Stitch and Story truly embeds a genuine voice and connection into their kits noting how knitting is a way of embedding our creations with emotions and memories, adding to the richness of stories behind handmade products..
So final first impressions of this kit? Defs, a 10 out of 10. If you’re looking for a beautiful beginner-friendly all-in-one baby hat kit, this is it, and here’s what you’ll get if you choose to make the Sophie hat:
- 1 50g S&S Lil’ Merino Wool Skein in Ivory
- 1 10g S&S Lil’ Merino Wool in Brown for the ears and horns
- Sophie’s Hat pattern for babies aged 0-3 months / 3-12 months / and 12-24 months
- 1 pair of 8mm knitting needles, basic knitting instructions, a Sophie la girafe woven label, and a sewing needle. (plus, a re-usable Kraft bag to store all your knitting gear – #winning)
All the maker hugs to Stitch and Story for sending me this kit, making knitwear for babies wasn’t always a northknits goal, but this kit definitely has me thinking differently! I will share the finished piece soon! Meantime if you want to grab this beautiful Stitch and Story kit, you can order the Sophie La girafe Sophie’s Hat Knitting Kit here.
I definitely recommend it!