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Baby Hat for Mary's special kids!

Feb 22, 2010
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Beachie wrote
on May 24, 2010 5:04 PM

Just read that you were not sharing the hat. Not a problem. I also design my own knitting items so totally understand. it's still adorable. and kudos to you on a super job. Keep up the fantastic work. Hugs Cheryl

Beachie wrote
on May 24, 2010 5:01 PM

I love hat it is adorable. Where do we find it? Cheryl

irvine wrote
on Mar 7, 2010 3:59 PM

I am insulted, even though I have no interest in knitting baby hats,since when do knitters not share?Why post it? to brag about what a great knitter you are?  RJI

on Mar 6, 2010 1:07 PM

Beautiful baby!! She looks so cute!!

 

mandyangela wrote
on Feb 26, 2010 3:02 PM

Cuteness win!  This is just so sweet and pretty.

lvlndsec wrote
on Feb 23, 2010 10:29 AM

You are a hero!  I have trouble keeping up with knitting for the babies, my husband, then myself....  Donating handknit items is a wonderful thing to do!

Best wishes with designing & producing your own "signature" hat.  I cringe at the sight & thought of my first ones -- I was so proud of them but the newest ones are oh so much better!

Mary

KatherineH@7 wrote
on Feb 22, 2010 8:04 PM

Thank you for sharing! The hat is adorable... I love making baby hats and sweaters even if I don't  have someone specific to give them to. We often donate them to the local hospital, i know they are put to good use. I am certainly going to try to create my own "signature" hat. It might take awhile, I've never done anything like that before.

Katherine

lvlndsec wrote
on Feb 22, 2010 7:49 PM

I used the hat pattern in Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns published by Interweave.  I inserted a heart pattern I modifed slightly from Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments published by Interweave.  Since it is my "signature" pattern, I don't share it.  I've made approximately 20 hats in various colors, fibers, and yarn sizes for newborn through 2-year-old child sizes.  Each one was given to a special child in my life with the intention of it being a family heirloom to be passed on through the family tree.

I posted it here as a example of how simple it can be to create a unique article by combining two patterns.  The original heart pattern is a vertical line of hearts with the hearts separated by several stitches.  I charted a single heart pattern then repeated it side-by-side.  It is knitted in the round on 4 double-pointed kneedles.  Using Ann Budd's book, it is easy to modify the number of stitches and heart patterns to achieve guages for newborn through adult male hat sizes.  It knits fairly quickly and needs to be blocked to "set" the hearts.  (I use my life-size baby doll I've had since childhood which is approximately the size of a 6-month old as a "blocking" form.)  This particular hat should have been about 1" longer to cover this baby's ears better.

I'm thrilled you asked for the pattern!  I hope you will take my lead and create your own "signature" hat....     Mary

KatherineH@7 wrote
on Feb 22, 2010 4:46 PM

Where can I find this pattern?