So a friend of mine is having a baby girl soon, and her baby shower was this weekend. I had already decided to give her a baby blanket, and let her pick it out. About an hour before the shower, I decided to try to make a baby hat. Because of the time constraint I decided to just design it on the fly and see if I liked it. My first attempt started at the bottom of the hat, the largest point, and narrowed. Midway, I looked at what I had made and it looked like it could be a skirt for a Barbie doll. So, I simply cut the yarn and started over. My next attempt, I started at the top and went down which worked much better.
This project came out very small, but then, babies are
very small. This was a first attempt at really designing a baby hat,
so some modification and optimization is needed. However, my friend
loved it and said that if it's too small, or once it's too small, it'll
be great as a doll hat. So in any case, it was appreciated and will be
Here's how I made it:
Round 1: 15 dc in 4th ch from hook, slip st to join
Round 2: ch 3, dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) around, slip st to join
Round 3-6: ch 3, dc around, slip st to join
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Fold up the last row to finish.
I made this using Baby Bee Too Sweet yarn and an E hook.