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Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring hat


I have been knitting and crocheting for a while. Or at least it seems so. It started when I was may be 8 or 9 and my grandmother gave me a ball of thick, chunky, turquoise yarn and some needles and taught me to cast on and knit. Then we had to learn it in school for a year or two. I picked it back up again in design school and really got into it when I was pregnant with my one and only Miss M. She is the end user of all my yarn endeavors and a perfect model of course. She is 2 1/2 years old, which means she is always on the go and super clumsy. She has already lost a wonderful hat I had crocheted for her this winter.

Here is my little one in her colorful crochet hat
 Fortunately, our neck of the woods saw a very mild winter this year and we made do with a store bought fleece atrocity.

The procrastinating mamma that I am, it has taken me until spring time to make her a new one. I was sidelined in between by other projects and the lack of inspiration. The latter finally arrived in the form of "The Little Sister Hat". I loved the pattern for it's dainty shell stitch as well as good coverage.

I used one off white skein of Bernat Satin yarn. I was surprised by how much yarn this hat used! Here is the end result! I love the print for the flower, It's cheery and very spring- appropriate. Plus I really wanted something with yellow in it. So here it is!
Oh, and how cute is the flower button? I found it at Jo-Ann fabrics.







That's it from me for this week! I am hoping to feel especially inspired over the weekend. I hope everyone has a lovely holiday!

Linking up to Debbie-Doo's newbie link party every monday!

15 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is crazy-cute. Love the hat pattern, but the star of the show is that giant flower---great fabric and button, it's so springy and perfect!

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  2. This is adorable! I had this in my ravelry queue, but I didn't know how it would turn out without the recommended yarn. Glad to know that Bernat Satin works; I have lotsa that in my stash! Thank you. :) The flower is adorable, by the way. It reminds me of Elmer the Elephant.

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  3. Thank you , ladies ! Lyndsey, I followed the instructions for the baby size and ended up with a hat for my toddler. So definitely make a gauge swatch before you make the hat. I don't know who Elmer the elephant is so I will have to look it up.

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  4. Such an adorable hat!! I love the color of the flower. Megan

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  5. I appreciate you linking up to the newbie party. The hat is simply adorable. PLEASE be so kind and courteous as to add my link or button,in your POST. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Debbie! Thanks for the compliments. I have you newbie party button at the bottom of each post. You just have to scroll down to see it.

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  6. SOOO Cute! I wish I could crochet or knit!!

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    1. You should! It's easier than it looks and I am sure you'll love it.

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  7. Super cute! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party!

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  8. Super cute! I love all the colors. I'd love for you to link up with Crafty Cousins.

    http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/04/what-i-wore-sunday-week-11.html

    See you soon!
    ~Natalie @ Crafty Cousins

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

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  9. Great hat!! I love the colorful flower. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

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    1. Hi Swapna
      I am featuring your adorable hat at our party tomorrow! Yay. I love it. Stop by and grab a button. Thanks for partying with us.

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    2. Awesome! Thank you so much! This is my first time being featured! I am so psyched! thanks again!

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