Thursday, December 31, 2009

Crocheted Baby Elf Hat + Amy Butler!

Is this not the sweetest little baby hat you've ever seen? I wish I had a little model to show how cute it really is! I purchased the pattern from CrazySocks on Etsy.com... click the link and you'll see some examples of wee-ones modeling some finished hats. I'm not very good with 3-d crocheted pieces... thus I usually stick with blankets! But this was easy, believe it or not!

I adore the two rows of trim I added to the brim (hey, that rhymes!) While sitting at the Grandparents house last Saturday in PA... crocheting away... I decided to have Justin look up on YouTube how to do this stitch, which was an example in the directions how to finish the hat. It was under "DIFFICULT" but its actually quite easy! NO, I'm not joking! Here's theYouTube video for Front Post Double Crochet and video for Back Post Double Crochet. Seriously - its my new favorite stitch!

And little sister Carla really went all out for my Christmas gifts! She works for a little company that uses tons of fabric and she snagged LOADS of Amy Butler prints for me!
Five yards worth, plus some scraps! The blue&grey Full Moon Polkadots are one of my favorites... man she's good! And she also gave ne Amy's book called "Little Stitches for Little Ones" which is going to come in handy! I need to make a crib skirt and that book has just the pattern I need! ~~THANKS CARLA~~

Coming up TOMORROW - January 1st: My list of FINISHED items for the Joy In the New Year Challenge! How did your UFO's turn out? Finished, or not so much?

5 comments:

Carly said...

Darling hat and love the fabric! I have to wave and say hi...I am Mike R.'s sister-in-law and I graduated with your older sister. Congrats on the baby! I love your blog and your Etsy shop...we're on Etsy, too. You are totally making me want to learn to quilt! Happy New Year!

Stephanie said...

LOVE that hat! Can't wait to see it on your little guy... who will be here in just a few months! Wow, is time flying, it felt like yesterday when you announced you were pregnant.

What an awesome gift your sister gave you! I too love Amy Butler's full moon dots, the gray blue combo is definitely my favorite too, but that green blue combo is quite pretty too! I don't think I have that one...hmmmm... I just may have to do a little shopping this evening. :)

twin fibers said...

your little hat is so cute! It's going to look adorable on your little guy! :)

Aren't sisters great! They always know what the best gifts are... lucky you!

Hope you have a great New Year!

Melanie said...

What a cute little hat! I'm sure your baby boy will love it. And props to your sister for the fabrics. Those are great prints. I love the dots too.

Most of my UFO's are still that... UFO's!

Happy new year!

Nichole said...

5 yards of amy butler sounds wonderful! what a nice gift. :)