Last week I finished these very sweet baby pixie hats. It was a free pattern I found on Ravelry and although I was tempted to splash out on some Noro kochoran at just under £15 a pop to knit these two hats up with, one of my knit and natter friends suggested I used any Aran weighted wool and because this was going at a reduced price from Fran's shop I bought a couple of 50g balls. She sells them on ebay too if you are interested.
Anyway, here they are back and front without the pom poms I was planning to put on the ends. I did attempt to make a couple of pom poms for the red one but they just fell apart!! I guess I should buy myself one of those pom pom makers if I want success in the future. You will notice that I left a few of the tightly attached threads at the ends to create a bit of an effect. The green one just got knots which is good enough I think.
I do love this tweedy yarn and the subtle strands of other colours dotted throughout it. I think these colours will be good for a sweet baby boy or girl, uni-sex colours I hope.
These sweet little Pixie hats are for two of my colleagues who are expecting their babies in the Autumn. New life, new joy!
See you soon
ps. I am here on bloglovin if you want to see any new posts, I haven't really got my head around this yet,but I managed to register myself and that's it so far :o)I will of course endeavour to find your lovely blogs to keep up with my reading x
They are so cute! I'm sure your colleagues will be over the moon with them xReplyDelete
I think they are just perfect without the pom poms and are absolutely adorable. I like the yarn too...especially that cheerful red. Good job!ReplyDelete
These hats are totally adorable and very suitable for either sex. The flecked yarn is really nice. I'm sure they'll be gratefully received and perfect for autumn babies. I love knitting and crocheting things for newborns, it's so exciting somehow. xReplyDelete
Oh they're delightful Penny! I have a pompom maker but I still can't make pompoms!!ReplyDelete
The hats are adorable! I don't know how to knit but I wish I did; I would make a few of these myself.ReplyDelete
Adorable pixie hats ... I want one ~ Sarah xReplyDelete
They are adorable little hats ... so perfect for autumn babies ... and here is a link which will let you move all the blogs you currently read over to the Bloglovin reader ... http://blog.bloglovin.com/2013/03/moving-from-google-reader-to-bloglovin/ ... hope this helps :) ... Bee xxReplyDelete
Ah Penny... the cuteness of those little hats! Divine. Hazel xReplyDelete
What adorable hats - I can't wait to have a go xxxReplyDelete
So sweet, you can just imagine little peanut shaped heads in them! :) xReplyDelete
Hi lovely, these are great, I reckon your colleagues will be thrilled, the aran tweed was a stroke of genius! I just moved everything over to Bloglovin too ... bbut I still tend to read blogs from my blogger homepage, which I guess is still Google ... I just can't get used to having to open extra windows on my browser (so lazy!)ReplyDelete
They are so cute and I love the cheerful colours. I have a pom pom maker and had to watch a youtube tutorial to understand how the heck to work the thing. It's great fun when you know how :)ReplyDelete