March 17, 2011

Fake Knit a Baby Pixie Hat

First of all, I was overwhelmed with excitement about your response to the pattern and your donations.  I will keep you updated, but WOW.  I am so happy to pull together with all of you.  Thank you.

On to today's post.  Okay, I feel like this post and project is a bit random.  Let me explain myself.  So a while back I was at Laura's blog called On the Laundry Line and I saw that she wanted to make THIS.  I thought the hat was ridiculously cute.  (Don't mind the fact that I don't have a baby or that I don't have a girl or that I don't knit or crochet :)  I thought to myself, "Self, let's cheat and make one a sneaky way."  So I did.

If you are not a knitter and even if you don't sew much, you can still totally make this.  It's a great prop for a sweet newborn photo.  I wish I had a cute picture of someone wearing it, but Baden's head is too big and he fought me all the way on it.  You're going to have to use your imagination.

So, here's the how-to.  Take a sweater.  Use the bottom corner of it and cut out the shape. 


It's almost like a square, but if you want that pixie look you'll want the corner to be a bit pointed.  You'll also taper it a bit near the neck.  See?  Then invert the hat and sew up the curved side.  Leave the bottom open.


Turn it right side out.  Take some double-sided bia tape and sew it over the unfinished part, extending it even longer to make ties for the hat.


And?  That's it's really.  Find a cute baby to try it out on.

Thanks for reading.

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