As I may have mentioned oh, a couple of times, it is getting pretty chilly round these parts. And there was a certain person whose little ears have outgrown his bobble hat, so a new hat had to be made. Oh dear, what a pity. I had been eager to try out the baby hat pattern from Lotta Jansdotter’s book Simple Sewing for Baby. It is a lovely book with some really cute projects as simple as the title suggests.
Over the summer I had occasion to try the tag blanket pattern, which worked beautifully, so I was keen to try out the pattern for the baby hat. And here is the finished product:
Super cute or what? I know, I know, the model does help but this hat really is perfect. It was really simple and was sewn up in very short order leaving me enough time to make a little neck warmer, ready for a nice post-nap walk.
The pattern for the neck warmer isn’t in the book but I based it on one of Huwyl’s and it couldn’t be simpler, just a strip of fleece turned at the edges and then stitched into a tube. Done.
I love, love, love this little hat. The double layer of fleece keeps the bean really warm and cosy despite the freezing temperatures we’ve been having. Using this particular fleece was significant as it belonged to my mum, she made some soft toys for Huwyl out of it a few years ago. lt felt lovely to use what was left to keep him warm and snuggly. The bias tape that I used for the tie is a vintage one that I picked up at a flea market in October.
The point on the top is so fantastic, it makes him look like a little pixie baby ready for mischief. But of course the best thing about this hat is the boy in it.
Resistance is futile.