I would like to make some hats for a couple of babies in the clan. I've seen the tomato hat and the apple hat - they're cute. Any other good ideas?
I've knit a big variety of hats for kids and babies. All of the suggestions are great. Have fun finding one [or more] that you like. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
There is a pattern from Berroco Yarns called Cisco. Take a look on Brooklyn Tweed's blog. Cute, cute hat. The pattern calls for the multi-colour look, and BrooklynTweed scaled it back to a couple colours and did it some wonderful justice.
Knitting Warehouse has some adorable kits that make flower hats. I will put a link to the eggplant one below, but there is also the same hat/kit in colors of tulip and bluebell. I think these are absolutely adorable!
I know it is a kit, but sometimes I love a kit, I get to try out different yarn and then I have a pattern I can do over and over using whatever yarn I like.
Actually, I am editing this post because I just browsed on Ravelry and you can get just the pattern for $5.50
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I've made several Strawberry hats for babies. Here's a link to the pattern - http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2008/11/strawberry-knit-winter-baby-hat.html
I made my grandson a simple pea cap out of variated yarn that ended up with a bit of a camou look when he was still under one year of age. It was a hit.
I think babies look so cute in little tams.
That slouchy look is so hot these days too. It shouldn't be too hard to come up with a pattern.
I see a tam in my granddaughter's future... That is terminally CUTE!
I've always thought the Baby Jester Hat by Woolly Wormhead was really cute. They have other free baby hat patterns as well.
Oh, my that is darling! I can see a kid putting that on and never wanting to take it off.
I posted a great swedish pattern a few weeks ago - you knit a zigzag strip and end up with a hat with earflaps
I found a cute cupcake hat pattern
It looks child sized but could probably be adapted. I haven't made one yet but will go through my stash soon to try one.
You might be thinking of the Ann Norling "Fruit Caps." They're remarkably cute, fun and easy to make.
I'd definitely recommend them as a good starting place.
I picked up the pattern at my LYS (actually, I've purchased it several times after giving it away and losing it....), but you can see them at:
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