One-Skein Wonders for Babies Blog Tour: Claire - A Baby Hat

A month ago, the One Skein Wonders Baby book came out and I am very excited to share with you one of my patterns that is in the book (pg. 163 to be precise!)

Claire - A Baby Hat came from my love of vintage looking style - the mother-of-pearl, ruffles and lace. I wanted a hat that made baby look sweet and chic but decidedly modern.

The hat is knit from the bottom up. The ruffle is then knit and sewn on. I attached five buttons down the center of the ruffle but you could sew as many as you wanted. I would stick with odd amounts of buttons, though, to keep the aesthetic congruent.

I have designed an grown up version of the pattern featuring 3 different sizes that will be released later this month. I used Hikoo Simplicity for the baby hat sample and am using it again for the adult hat - it's very soft and has really interesting colors. I can't wait to start wearing my hat this fall!

A few years ago I had a pattern (The Bellisfaire Beanie) in the Crochet One Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World. When I saw that Storey Publishing had a call for submissions, I was very excited to have a chance to work with them again!

I have another pattern in the book: Elizabeth - A Springtime Cardigan on pg. 9. I will share this in it's own post coming up next week!

If you haven't seen the One Skein Wonders Series, it's definitely worth looking for at Chapters, Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc. I have quite a few books in the series and they are really great - the patterns are unique and inspired with great photography.

Thanks for popping by and checking out my contribution to the The One Skein Wonders Blog Tour! Have fun checking out all the amazing designers that are involved in this book - click HERE for a complete listing of the blogs that are participating.

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