Baby/Toddler hat

purlyman's picture

I have a baby shower to go to this weekend and nobody knows if the baby's a boy or a girl. I suppose in my mind I think it might be a boy. Hopefully this hat will be warm for the little one no matter what. This is very similar to the black and white hat I did a while ago with cotton yarn on size 1s, but this was done on size 6s with "ella rae classic".

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scottly's picture

Gosh, I love it. What a great baby gift.


MMario's picture

I like the slight mushroom shape! did it just come out that way or did you deliberately shape it?

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purlyman's picture

I usually shape the hats on a larger plastic tub, but this one wouldn't fit. So I looked for something and all I could find was the bottom part of a vase, so I turned it upside down and put the hat on it. That's basically the shape of the base. It does look like a little mushroom, huh? Maybe the kid will have a mushroom head.


crmartin's picture

Very nice! Is it your own design?



purlyman's picture

The hat is my own design, yes. The pattern around the body (a fair isle design that's just repeated over and over again, ever 8 stitches) I found online somewhere.


I love to see your work! This hat is beautiful. I even like the fact that the shape resembles a mushroom. When I think of how babies often look when they are new born they look all wrinkly and ...well ... like little "mushroom people" LOL - the hat is perfect!


YarnGuy716's picture

Love it! I love making baby hats. Every baby hat I've made the dad always decides to wear it when they open the gift. Plus I enjoy seeing friends and co-workers get all whispy over a knit baby hat :-)