Friday, January 20, 2012


So, I recently made these three hats with the flowers to go with them.  The hats are infant size, and I sewed a button on the side of each one, so that the flowers could be changed out at random whim.

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This collection is going to the daughter of a friend of a friend of mine (follow that?), but they turned out so cute that I'm tempted to make a few more for baby shower gifts.  We'll see.  (You've seen my WIP list.  Do I really want to add to that right now?)

As far as how to make the hats, I'm not all that excited about taking the time to write out a proper pattern, but here are the quick & dirty instructions:  Basically, I did a magic circle and then 6 sc in the circle.  The next row I did 12 sc, the next 18, the next 24, etc., etc., until I had 42 total stitched in a round (so, 6 sc between each set of two sc).  Then I stopped increasing, and just went round and round until it was of the length that I thought was good.  I finished it off with a very loose trinity stitch to make a brim.

The flowers are just a little ditty that I can't remember where I picked up.  You chain 4, into a circle.  Then chain 2, and do 2 dc, and chain 2 more.  Slip stitch that into your original circle and you've made your first petal.  Do this four more times, so you have five petals.  Then (and this is probably the most tricky part), move your yarn to the back of those petals, and slip stitch into the back part of on of your chains or dcs.  then chain 4.  Slip stitch again into the back part of the next petal.  Chain 4 again.  Do this all again three more times so you have 5 little chain four  sections.  Then, using the chains and your base, slip stitch into one of them, chain two, work dc, 3 trebles, another double, and a chain two all in the chain four space.  Slip stitch back into your original chain 4 space, and then slip stitch into the next one.  Repeat that four more times, and then you should have 5 big petals.  Then fasten off.

If you try these and want more detailed instructions or answers to specific questions, please feel free to e-mail me, or leave a comment here.  I'm happy to help as much as I can.

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