Where there is a wild thing, there must be a king of all wild things! I bought my three year old his costume, but I knew I could easily do a Max for cheap, and I did! Here’s how: Continue reading →
Fall is here! Everything is flavored with pumpkin, why not your little ones, too? Get your little ones excited for fall in no time with this quick knit. Continue reading →
As promised, here’s the pattern I used to create this adorable knit pumpkin bow headband.
The base pattern I used is from Blue Sky Alpacas. You can find the pattern here (Miss Savannah Bow). I love Blue Sky Alpaca yarn, and they have some pretty awesome free patterns on their site. Definitely worth checking out.
The Miss Savannah Bow pattern is a newborn pattern (0-6 months), and that headband no longer fits my baby girls head! Here’s my baby girl wearing it at 4 months. Continue reading →
Being able to quickly knit up a newborn baby hat is always useful! Here are some reasons why you might want to knit a quick newborn beanie:
- You’re having a baby. Yay! And congratulations!
- You know someone having a baby. Yay for you! You can have all the fun and enjoy the cuteness without having to deal with the spit up and the poop-y explosions.
- You’re bored and need something to knit, and want to make some newborn hats to donate (to a hospital, or local charity).
- You want to have a baby and need somewhere to put your “I can’t believe another month has just passed and I’m still not pregnant” angst. (No judgements here.)
I specifically designed this Newborn Baby Cabled Hat Pattern to go with Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat Pattern (also for sale in my Etsy store) as a little sister/big sister combo. The patterns are similar, but I was careful to not make them too matchy-matchy. But this hat is definitely also a cutie on it’s own!
Last winter or spring sometime, I knit a quick newborn hat in this beautiful brown alpaca yarn. Since then, it’s been sitting. I thought it’d be a great idea to add some quick ears, a bow, and BAM! A super cute ready-to-wear critter hat to throw on my newborn baby girl when she decides to show up! I couldn’t decide what type of “critter” my hat looked like until my friend decided it looked like a cat. So call it what you will, but this hat has ears…
The Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat Pattern is finally listed in the Lace and Yarn Etsy shop! I love making these hats! It’s such a fun project and rewarding, because it’s so cute to see it on a little girl! The photo above is of my two-year-old son’s “girlfriend” (his term), miss Frankie B. Isn’t she adorable in this hat?
Today’s instructions: It’s the annual challenge to blog in a way different to how you normally blog.
So I’m going to be busy most of today, and I didn’t find as much time as I’d like to work on this post, so don’t expect much (but expect to smile!).
First, I’m featuring this awesome Floatie Friend Manatee Knit Pattern available for purchase on Etsy by RedwoodDawn. See all the other cute cuddly animals, too!
Today’s instructions: “Your task today is to either think of or research a project that embodies that house/animal.”
As a reminder of yesterday’s post, I am part of The Manatee House.
This assignment is second nature to me. I am constantly browsing for new projects. I can’t help it, it’s just my nature. I started my research extremely literal and found two pretty cute patterns.
The first is a manatee hat:
The second is a stuffed manatee toy:
I wish I could make these booties myself. Until I master booties, I will be buying these cute little ones for new babies. Continue reading →