This week I wasn't sure I was going to get all of my hats done. I had an order from my Etsy shop to fill and several Spring wreaths to create. Due to a counting error though I ended up one hat ahead! So here are this weeks hats:
Sweet and Textured Newborn Beanie. A cute and airy hat that worked up really quick. If I make one again I would play with the beginning of the pattern to avoid the medallion at the crown and try to continue the pattern instead.
Hat 2 is the Laid Back Little Man hat. I really like that it is a simple pattern and even a beginner could create it and yet it looks very elegant with the subtle line pattern.
Hat 3 is the Shell Stitch Beanie. I left the flower off of this one. Not because I didn't like it but because I simply didn't want to sort through my stash to find a color that I liked. (At this point I really thought I wouldn't have time to finish everything!)
Hat 4 is the Looks Like Knit Crocheted Shaped Baby Hat (try saying that 3 times fast!). I worked 2 extra "wedges" as the pattern calls them. I also added a ch 15 to the end of every row 2 to create the pompom look at the top when it is gathered. I am not a big fan of making real pom poms so this is a great alternative for me.
Hat 5 is the Ribbed Crochet Preemie Hat. I really love the way that the Bernat Sweet Stripes yarn looks with this pattern. I bought the yarn when it was being discontinued and after a few projects I realized why it was being discontinued. It's a boucle which makes it hard to work with but no different than any other boucle. The problem is that the yarn was advertised as being self striping, and it is. Problem is that it tends to stripe in the middle of a row and ends up looking odd in most projects. This pattern helps conceal those oddities.
Hat 6 is the Stretchy Crochet Hat. This was WAY to big for a newborn. It actually ended up being big enough that my 3 year old could probably pull it onto her head! In the picture above the brim is folded twice. The good news is that it really is stretchy so it can be a hat that the baby has for several seasons (especially with the LONG length!).
And here is the extra hat I made this week:
It's called the LeLe Baby hat. It is supposed to be worked with a super bulky weight yarn but I didn't have any so I used Simply Soft and a mystery blue acrylic yarn and held them together throughout. This ended up being a bit big, but I really like the pattern!
And just in case you were curious, here is what I made for the Etsy order this week:
Until next time,