knitting/crochet

Little Blue Hat

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Oh, if only I had more time for …  fill in the blank.  Is everyone saying that or is it just me?  I feel like I could put a million things in that blank.  Today it’s knitting.  Because if I had more time for knitting then I wouldn’t be admitting that this is the first hat I’ve knitted for Baby T.  Otherwise she’s been wearing handmedowns.  Lucky gal / poor gal destined to always wear handmedowns.  Lucky because who doesn’t love handmedowns?  Poor because so many of our handmedowns are pink or red and to be honest, hot pink is not sister’s best color.  Poor gal, amen?  Therefore, I chose blue.  She looks positively Frilling in blue.

(She has these dark blue eyes.  The color is hard for me to catch in photos because the blue is so deep.  We think they’re here to stay.)

This sweet hat has a fun basketweave design.  It’s the “Flower Pot” hat from Itty Bitty Hats (which I’m forever knitting from); I just left all the flowers off.  Instead I embellished it with one large crochet flower. I like cotton yarn for baby hats – it doesn’t itch like icky acrylic (yep, yarn snob, that’s me) and isn’t too warm (or itchy for that matter) for Texas like some wools.

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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