Quick Newborn Beanie

cat baby hat

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.)

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Baby Cabled Hat Pattern

newborn cabled hat pattern

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!

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Adding Cat (or just general critter) Ears to a Knit Hat

critter knit hat

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…

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Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat Pattern

Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat PATTERN

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?

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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week IV Day Two: A Mascot Project

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:

manatee hat knitting pattern

Manatee hat knitting pattern by eluneth on Etsy

The second is a stuffed manatee toy:

knit manatee pattern

Knit Manatee Pattern by NeedleNoodles on Ravelry

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“Come Sail Away” blanket free knitting pattern by Yarnhog

I love free knitting patterns!  This one is especially beautiful.  The “Come Said Away” baby blanket was designed by Yarnhog (and is featured on her blog here).

sailboat baby blanket

I found this beauty when I was searching for things to make for my then still-in-the-belly nephew whose parents were designing a nautical themed nursery.  I didn’t end of making the blanket, but my Mom did, and it turned out lovely!  As it’s just straight pearls and knits, as long as you can follow a pattern (and count), you can do this blanket!  I highly recommend this pattern as a gift for any nautical loving baby!