June 11, 2006

Silly hats

Thanks for all the kind comments about Nellie — she’d be blushing, if she could!

Lately I’ve been churning out hats for the baby; there seems to be a minor industry in patterns for very silly baby hats. Mark was entertained for quite a while by the various online free patterns for fruit hats, animal hats, and even stranger things… he’s been passing on requests for specific ones. They’re great for using up oddball leftovers, and they’re quick and satisfying, so I’m happy.

Here are a few of the ones I’ve finished so far:


This is from Zoe Mellor’s Adorable Knits for Tots.


This pumpkin hat is a special request from Mark, since the baby’s due date is October 25th, so he/she clearly needs a costume for Hallowe’en! Modelled by Tristam, a gift for the baby from a good friend.


But this is Mark’s favourite so far — a viking hat! Modelled (rather unwillingly) by Tigger. This one entertains us both… the horns are too funny.

By the end of this, the baby may have a new hat to wear every day… but why not, right?

Posted by Aven at June 11, 2006 04:06 PM

Ooo, so cute! Have you seen these ones?



I am making both of these for a friend of mine who is due in Dec!

Posted by: Dani at June 11, 2006 08:07 PM

Okay, the Viking hat is definitely my favorite :) I have recently made a lemon and a tomato hat for a friend’s little one due in August…way too fun. I may have to start work on the Viking one now…

Posted by: at June 12, 2006 12:33 AM

Ha…that was Heather in the above post ;)

Posted by: Heather at June 12, 2006 12:34 AM

Heehee, I LOVE the viking hat! I also love that Tigger is modeling it, even if he doesn’t look too happy about it …

Posted by: chris at June 12, 2006 09:46 AM

Too cute! Have you see the Mission Falls patterns books for kids? Wee Knits, Wee Knits Too and Just Kidding? Camilla Valley Farm (a Canadain site) has all the photos from the books so you can see the items, they also sell the yarn, books, and you can buy the kits for a specific project.

Wee Knits

Knits Too http://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/mission/weeknitstoo.htm

Just Kidding

I love all the Mags Kandis designs.

Posted by: Paula at June 12, 2006 01:24 PM

Love the cute hats Aven!

Posted by: Jill at June 12, 2006 09:12 PM

As a Minnesotan I fully adore the Viking hat!!

Posted by: Heather at June 12, 2006 10:50 PM

The hats are really cute.

Just in case you haven’t seen it: the Chicken Viking baby hat: http://alohamedia.net/sarah/hats/chicken-viking/

Posted by: Lydia at June 14, 2006 10:07 AM

I LOVE the hats! and the idea to have a hat a day! A lucky baby indeed!
Love Nellie, btw!

Posted by: sandy at June 17, 2006 10:04 AM

Awww - they’re so cute - especially the Viking hat. What a lucky baby!

Posted by: Jennifer at June 18, 2006 08:29 AM

Have you seen the cute baby hat patterns Ann Norling has published? I’ve made several of them for friends and they always turn out cute. Congratulations on your new little one!!!

Posted by: Patsy at June 19, 2006 10:54 PM