Um, that’s a “dopey” hat for baby… We don’t know if your baby has to be dopey to wear it or not. We’d bet that any baby wearing said knitted hat will appear slightly dopey — but in that charming way babies can get away with. Anyway, enjoy the free knitting pattern.
Pattern from 1969 Bernat Handicrafter Learn To Knit Book #127.
By borrowing a light from some guy, I guess. And thank heavens they found away to take care of my lips while I smoke! Excellent priorities, Mom.
A lovely vintage cigarette ad (1938) for Benson & Hedges Corn Tipped Virginia Rounds; via Lileks “Link” Tumblr. (Yes, I do have a Tumblr account I use now and then.)
Photo in My Baby, May 1962. Enuff said, Fred.
Another one of those “prize winning household hints” from that 1940s Hint Hunt booklet: “Give cod liver oil while the baby is taking a bath and you will avoid staining clothes!”
No word on how to avoid staining the bathtub.
An antique BPOE framed print by August Hutaf, copyright 1908, showing a little boy in a cloth diaper — I think you can guess what pin this Elk has earned. And it looks like he’s going to employ that pin against a water balloon…