May 24, 2013

Knotted Baby Beanies

I had a lot of grand ideas when it came to sewing for this baby.  There are a billion ideas in my head, but this time around I'm already a mom of two.  That means that my grand ideas have morphed into a few 5 minutes projects - things I can squeeze into small increments of time.  Today I have another super simple sewing project.  This one can be made in about 5 minutes.  No joke.

You know I love finding ways to upcycle old clothing and this project does that well.  It utilizes the existing hem of a t-shirt, so the sewing is really minimal.  I've always loved these little knotted beanies you see on newborns.

So I took my husband's old shirt and laid my pattern on it.  I drew a quick pattern my sketching a beanie I already had and then adding an extra part at the top to knot.  The top part that forms the knot it almost as long as the beanie itself.  If you need me to, I can upload the pattern for you.  Just let me know.

Once you've cut the pieces out, place the wrong sides together and sew around the edge.  Since it's knit it won't fray.  You don't need a serger.  Your regular sewing machine is just fine.

Invert it and tie a knot at the top.  Done.  Sew on a label.  Mine still haven't come so I photo-edited these babies.  I think that labels make everything extra cute.

Tomorrow I'll announce the winners from the giveaways and next week will be my last before signing off for the summer.

Things are coming fast now.  I have less than two weeks till the baby arrives.  I'm actually scheduled to be induced on June 5th.  I can't wait be over reflux, to sleep on my tummy if I want to, and to have my back not killing me....but mostly I can't wait to meet her.  I've found myself getting a little more tense lately being 8.5 months pregnant and I feel like I can turn into a beast in a matter of seconds.  Yikes.  Look out :)

So anyhow, thanks for stopping by.  See you tomorrow.


  1. That is adorable. Would love the pattern for this little hat. Hang in there Momma!

  2. So sweet! And I love that you can recycle clothes!

  3. Adorable! You seriously think of everything! And June 5th?!? Oh my! That is right around the corner!! Happy Friday to you :)

  4. Adorable! I'm expecting #3 also, and have found the same thing...lots of ideas, not enough time to get to them! This is something I could definitely fit in though, thanks!

  5. Those are SO cute - I really like them. I'd love the pattern if you don't mind uploading it or emailing it to me (christypintucks(at)gmail(dot)com).

    You are SO awesome!!! I'm jealous - I still have a good 12 weeks to go. We're moving in another month though, and since we're having twin girls this time (WHEEE) I actually need the time to get settled in the new place and actually get ready for them. So far I've done basically nothing. Except buy a new house so I have somewhere to put them - does that count???


  6. So cute! We will miss you, but I am so glad that you are taking needed time off to focus on family. Prayers for you, Elsa, and a safe delivery!

  7. I would also love for you to upload the pattern. These would be perfect for a friend of mine but I no longer have little ones (or their little hats) to use as a guide!

    June 5th will be here before you know it!

  8. Prudent Baby has a great free pattern for these

  9. oh my I really think you should read a few of your own posts and see how much you have been doing and with the start you had with morning sickness IT REALLY ADDS UP TO QUITE
    I would love to make the hats for a friend that is going to be blessed after getting her sons to 13 and 14 YEARS old.

  10. I would love it if you could upload the pattern for me, I can't wait to make some for my baby coming in Oct. jenrsharpe at yahoo dot com


  11. those are so much cuter than the ones they give you in the hospital, great idea, thanks!

  12. These are soooo cute! I love how simple they are, too! Thanks so much for sharing :)!


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