peppermints & poppies

where life imitates art

hat’s the spirit… October 17, 2010

Filed under: Baby,Knitting,Project Projects! — Katherine @ 7:40 pm

This week, autumn has brought me 3 things:

1. Light so bad I have had to take my photos with the flash on (boo).

2. A three-and-a-half month old baby.


3. An obsession with crafting for the aforementioned baby. I’m on hats just now. After the disastrously small earflap hat from a few weeks ago (turns out it wasn’t me and my terrible gauge-measuring, it was me and my awful pattern-following!), I decided that actually a cheery little fair-isle hat was just what the knitdoctor ordered. I based it on the same pattern, with a fair amount of winging in there. Those elephants were based on the ones from the Ella Funt pattern, and the hearts, well, they’re just hearts.


Because old BigHead is on the 75th centile for head size (bang on 50th for height and weight now), I decided to make a toddler size, knowing my gauge is always a little tight, and other than being a bit long, it fits her well. And the little purple elephants go SO WELL with her little purple elephant t-shirt!

Not sure!

Don’t mind her expression, she does actually like it! She’s just the least photogenic baby in the history of the world. She can be all smiles and giggles, but the second you point a camera her way, the sullen face comes out. We’re going to have to change that, I think!

Before I go, I’d just like to thank people who comment on these entries. I’d like to take the time to reply to you all individually, but my spare time is kind of precious at the moment! I appreciate that you read, and I appreciate when you take the time to comment.



4 Responses to “hat’s the spirit…”

  1. Maya Says:

    love the hat! it’s adorable : ) the elephants are sooo cute

  2. You are doing very well to make a fair isle anything with a wee baby to take care of.. bravo!! I enjoy your blog and am glad to see you here more. šŸ™‚

  3. Heather Says:

    aww perhaps it’s because you disappear behind a big scary one eyed monster every time you try to take her photo! She doesn’t know that the camera hasn’t eaten you, and isn’t about to gobble her up as well, bless.

    By the way, would love to see you both sometime šŸ™‚

  4. Peeriemoot Says:

    Lovely hat and lovely baby :-). I can commiserate with her, I’m always looking the wrong way/pulling a face/talking in photos!

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