Saturday, November 28, 2009

Flower Power

I just adore this wee hat that will be a Welcome to the World gift for my newest niece, who is expected to arrive around Christmastime.  This pattern is called the Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap (see Ravelry for tons of photos, and the pattern is here).  This pattern appeared after my own boys were babies, or I would have been all over it then.  I love the vintage feel.  Not vintage.  Maybe “classic” is better.IMG_4850

I used some Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in color “Spring Tickle” left over from these socks:

Undulating Rib Socks in Spring TickleI really like Dream in Color Smooshy, especially these early colorways with no pooling.  Spring Tickle is my absolute favorite.  I may need to buy myself another skein to have in reserve!

I was convinced to use a semi-solid yarn and inspired to add a flower by this version

The hat’s total weight is only 24 grams, even with the yarn-hungry crochet flower and long (16”) i-cord ties.  I still have 30 grams of Smooshy left, so I could whip out another one!

There are at least a thousand patterns out there for crocheted flowers.  Here’s the video I used to make mine:

I have to say, I really enjoying crocheting this little flower.  But there is something about the way I hold a crochet hook that immediately makes my wrists hurt.  If I were to seriously take up the hook, I would need to address that right away.

3 comments:

janna said...

Ooh! I've made that hat, and it was very cute - but the flower really adds something! I might have to break out the crochet hook (for something other than picking up dropped stitches!).

sstephen said...

I LOVE the flower! Well done!

Kristina said...

This hat is really cute. I hope she (or her mom) love it. I love Dream in Color Smooshy too. The flower is excellent. Nicely done.