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A spring in my step

This little parcel of goodies is on its way to a friend, who commissioned them as a baby gift.

Elephant in Scheepjes stonewash XL ‘coral’ (856), Top knot baby hat in Stylecraft Batik elements ‘magnesium’ (1940) and wash cloth in even berry stitch in Rico creative cotton aran ‘corn’ (25).

I love the non-traditional baby colours, and I think they look quite spring-like.

Top-knot baby hat

Having seen a few ‘top-knot’ hats on line, like this one by Annelies Baes, I thought I would have a go at making one myself:

Mine is made in Drops cotton merino dk in Lavender (23) on a 4.5mm hook. I actually started off with a free pattern by Justbehappylife, but ended up modifying it rather a lot, to make it in UK double crochet. I did scribble down what I was doing, so when I have had a chance to make another one I will share the pattern with you.

This one is for Molly Drew.

Jaxon baby hat

Remember ages ago I made a little toddler cardigan in aran cables? The back of the cardigan was a lovely textured stitch with alternating double and treble crochet and I recently found a hat pattern in the same stitch. The stitch is called ‘up and down’ and there is a chart of it here by Dedri at ‘Look at What I made’ who used it to make a dishcloth! In the hat the stitch is worked in the round.

The pattern is by Expression Fibre Arts and is called Jaxon I used Rowan baby merino silk in Teal (677) and Rose (678) and it took 35g of yarn per hat. I used a 4.5mm hook for the main body of the hat and 4mm for the edging. They are really rather sweet, and the baby merino silk is just as soft as a baby hat should be…