Sunday, November 13, 2011

baby earflap hats for modern moms

One of my favorite coworkers is expecting 2 grandbabies this autumn- her daughter just had a boy, and her son (well, his wife, technically) is expecting a girl this month. Her kids are not the typical pastel-pink-and-blue types, so I thought I would "fun it up" a bit for their baby gifts.

So here we have "The Cousin Hats." A boy and girl version, but coordinating. The base is the same, I used the free Scandihoovian Hat pattern on Ravelry. The green yarn is scraps left over from last year's yarn wreaths.



From there, I added my own touches. A big crochet flower for the girl hat (yes, I am now branching out into crochet, Lord help me):



And a fun, bad ass Mohawk for the boy version (insert electric guitar solo here):



Both were finished off with crochet trim- it is on backwards, but when I fixed it I actually preferred this look, so I ripped it out again and redid it like this! Also threw some braids on the sides.

If you want more deets, visit my Ravelry page here.

10 comments:

Katie B. said...

So awesome! I hope she shares pics of the babies wearing them with you!

Stephanie said...

Adorable!! Love the flower detail :)

Little Blue Mouse said...

I love them. That green is a great colour.

Little Island Quilting said...

They look so small they could be egg warmers!

Shay said...

I love that you went against the tide and used a non conformist colour - you rebel you!

LOVE those hats . Mohawk indeed. That is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. You could make and sell these and -they're so darn cute!

bethanndodd said...

ADORABLE!!! I have gotta learn how to crochet or knit! Smiles~Beth

Annabella said...

So cool...love the cousins` hats!

daisy said...

they are just gorgeous - love the green wool - so cute :)

Kathleen said...

These are so adorable - I love the colours!

Quiltsmiles said...

Adorable hats but gorgeous kids! I picked up the pattern from Fibre MOnkey, but I'm confused and hoping you could help out. It says in Row 1 to K1,M1 repeat. What does M1 stand for? Multiple a stitch is the only thing I can think of but I've never heard that phrase while knitting. Plese help me if you can. Thanks Kristie.

Jane