Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Flower Power Hat

When I shared my awesome baby legwarmers with you last week, I promised another post on my other knitted Christmas gift I gave this year.

I made my sister Cora a fancy new hat, one that specifically matches her cowl that I made her last year. I chose a nice white yarn for the hat and then added a cute turquoise flower with a wooden button, so as to match the cowl but not be too tacky with too much turquoise.

I think I did a good job of making her outdoor gear look awesome! The bonus, it even matches her coat, which was totally unplanned.

I used the same hat pattern that I always do, which I shared with you last year when I posted about my (non) slouchy beret. But I did have to learn a new skill this time, in order to make the flower. I showed up at my friend Vicky's house the Monday before Christmas to learn how to crochet. I needed to be a quick learner so that I could whip up the cute little flower and finish off the hat before we had to leave for Quebec on the Thursday.

I think I did a decent job of learning too. What do you think? Good flower?

She, of course, super loves it and wore it a couple times over the Christmas holidays. Sometimes even in the house.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I'm glad that she likes it so much. Maybe Santa will give her matching socks next year...

Oh, and to keep you on your toes, I'm sharing my next knitting projects with you too! No pictures included though, because that would be a spoiler for the people I'm gifting them to. Then again, most of them will be for me.

I'm currently working on a baby blanket for my new nephew who was born last Friday and a pair of socks for myself. Once these things are complete, I really want to try knitting myself a simple cardigan. I'll probably also throw a few dishcloths and hats into the mix as I go.

Do you knit? If so, what are you working on right now? Or do you crochet? Have you ever made a flower?


  1. I crochet! And I love making flowers. There are so many different kinds and they are the perfect accessory to a little hat or headband/ear warmer!

  2. That was me, Katie. By the way haha

  3. Katie - Now that I know how to crochet flowers, I'll probably start flower accessorizing everything I make! :P

  4. What a lovely hat! And a lovely model!! :P
    I love the last photo especially.
    Thanks for the superb hat Jennie! And I can't wait for my socks my knitting wizard sister!

  5. Cute! I really need to learn how to crochet. Or knit anything that isn't a scarf/blanket/potholder/etc.

  6. Cora - The model definitely made the hat better. ;) And I really liked that last photo too, I can send it to you if you want. We'll have to see about the socks, I'll try and finish mine first before making any promises.

    Stasy - I started with scarves, blankets and cloths and only just recently graduated to hats and now socks. It takes time!