Thursday, October 2, 2014

Frozen inspired Anna Cape and Cap

With Halloween coming up in a few weeks, I thought it might be time to unveil my daughter's costume. She will be two soon, but our house has not escaped the Frozen frenzy. When it is her turn to pick a movie she invariably repeats "Frozen" until the music is well underway. So what better way to celebrate Halloween and an early birthday gift than to make her an 'Anna' costume. My mom agreed to make the dress part, and I have been working on the cape and cap. I am quite pleased with the results. Not only will my sweet girl be the cutest Frozen character, but she will be toasty warm. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lacy Flower Toddler Beanie

With the cuteness overload of the newborn beanies I have been making, I decided to do one that would fit my daughter. Her hat ended up being fairly similar to one of the newborn hats I had made, but I just love how it turned out. The lace is so feminine and understated that I have debated even making myself one. For now, I will just pacify myself by making my daughter wear hers whenever possible. With the weather acting up lately, I've had a few chances to do just that!

Isn't she a cutie?!

Dusty Crophopper Earflap Hat

One of my son's favorite characters (at the moment) is Dusty Crophopper from Disney's PLANES movies. A friend ordered two Dusty hats and my son has been bugging me to make him a Dusty hat ever since then. This was my first attempt at the Crophopper pattern found on Ravelry. There are a few kinks for me to work out, but I'm pleased with the overall turnout. And I'm pretty sure my son is in love with his new hat. What do you think?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Baby Newsboy Hats

I have been trying to even out the number of hats I have for each gender. Don't underestimate the power of cuteness that goes with boy hats. I used two different newsboy cap patterns for these hats. The colors may be similar, but the styles are very different.

The first hat has ridges that add some texture and a dark blue band held in place by two tiny buttons.
The second hat has a light blue stripe, a different style bill, and a fancy gold button. I just love how two similar hats can have such distinct personalities.

Newborn Bonnets

One if my new obsessions is vintage style bonnets for those new babies. The first one I made has a lacy stitch pattern. I added a lace trim and long ribbons as well as a flower. I a quite proud of the finished project.

And then I made this beauty. The style is a little plainer, but I still love how it turned out.
The beige and navy ribbon are just so cute!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crochet them stripes

I have gone a little hat crazy in the last couple of weeks. Girl hats are so fun because of the frills and flowers, but I came up with a yarn-busting pattern that works up quickly and turns out so cute. Here are three newborn beanies that are great for boys. 

I love this one. The colors are so fun and bold. 

This blue one uses a variety of stripe sizes. 
And this one will be great for fall. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Foxy Loxy

I am always looking for fun projects to complete. I found a cutie-patootie fox hat on Pinterest and I had just the right color of yarn in my stash to give it a try. The pattern is from another blog: Goodknits. My yarn is a thin afghan weight, so I knew using the same pattern posted for a 5 year old, would end up being quite a bit smaller.
size 3 months fox hat

My foxy hat ended up being about the size needed for a 2-3 month old baby, which is great because I love making baby hats! I stitched the eyes, and added a bit of black on the outside of the ears. I just loved how it turned out. Don't you?