Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hats For My New Nieces

My husband's sisters are both having baby girls this week, so I made them matching hats from Tonya Wagner's Little Boy Blue Ribbed Baby Hat pattern. I added some Slinky Crochet Flowers for fun. I like to glue my flowers on hair clips so they can be easily removed and used as a hair accessory when baby outgrows the knitted item.

Here is a picture of the back side of a flower so you can see the hair clip.
I just hot glue it right on and it easily clips onto knitting.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Knotty But Nice

I've had my eye on Natalie Larson's "Knotty But Nice" pattern for a long time now. So I was excited when my husband choose this pattern for his next hat. He picked out some yarn in December and I finally got around to finishing it... just in time for the hottest day of the year! Oh well, winter will come again, right? I've been in a major knitting funk. Our baby has some health issues that we've been trying to figure out. It has meant a lot of time visiting doctors, having tests run and stress. In the past, knitting has been a great stress reliever for me, but lately I've felt like my mind has been too foggy to knit. It felt good to finish this hat, so hopefully I'm coming out of my funk.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I've made a few of these Morning Walk Headbands Ear-warmers, by Tif Matthews. They're darling and work up really quickly. I'm pretty much all about the turbo fast projects these days. I love to play around with different flowers and buttons to change them up. I keep meaning to make one for myself... soon.

Winter/Spring Baby Gift Combo

My two baby girl "go-to" gifts...

These are both so very quick and easy and always receive rave reviews from the recipients. I love to give them together for a winter baby. The Cabled Baby Hat for when they are first born and it's cold outside. And the "Spring" Headband for when the weather warms up. I've also started gluing my flowers to hair clips so they can just clip on. That way they are removable and can still be used when the baby outgrows the hat/headband. I like gifts to be usable for as long as possible.


For the winter baby boy... you could try a Baby Pixy Hat, by Jessica Gutoski. Here's my heavily modified version. I cast on the number of stitches called for and used a 3/1 rib because I love it for hats. But from there I did my own thing. Since this hat was for a preemie, I started decreasing earlier. For that matter, I completely changed the decreases and added a little pom-pom for good measure.