Thursday, September 13, 2012
Baby Girl Christmas Hat
My cousin is about to have her first baby this December and I couldn't be happier for her and her husband. This is turning out to be a year of babies for my friends and family which means I am revisiting some of my favorite old baby designs.
I first made this hat about 7 or 8 years ago for a friend and neighbor back when I lived in Virginia. She has a little boy and was trying to describe a hat shape that she liked. On a piece of paper she sketched what was basically a square and explained how the points would stick up when the hat was sitting on someone's head. It sounded like a cute idea, so after taking a few measurements, I set out to make my own version of this hat.
Well, I've been making these little hats ever since. They are just so cute and whimsical. For girls I scallop the brim and make loopy flowers at the points. for boys I make the brim straight and make loopy pom-poms instead of flowers. This one is a holiday version as you can see. I also like to make them with red and white stripes. I think this is a sweet first Christmas design.
This hat looks great in everything from pastels to primary colors. I've chosen a bouclé for this project, but other textures look great too. From furry to flat, the possibilities abound. I had to work this hat up my my own, ancient, chicken scratch. I was old school back then, walking around scribbling ideas in a journal. It's time I preserve this design with a proper pattern!