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fj_warren in handmade4xmas

... and now the crochet hat for the same small child!

Crochet hat (child) from above

Thought one knitted hat and one crochet hat would give her a bit more choice in the head-wear department! :)

This version used double knitting wools that could be machine washed and cool tumble dried! What a boon! I can remember years of hand-washing various garments (not that I don't still do it if necessary I might add) because if you didn't the jumper you spent hours making would end up in the doll's wardrobe!


LOVE it!! Whats the pattern for that one then?
I use an adult pattern and adapt it to fit a child. Took a bit of trial and error when I made the first one (sorry - no photos of the first three I made) but once I got the sizing right it's dead easy.
I never mess with patterns, in fact, I rarely get patterns right! LOL! but thats a gorgeous hat!
Like I said it took me a few goes to get it right and this size is for a three to five year old. I needed a model to make sure I got the size right. The poor soul whose head I borrowed had a very tight hat (the first one) rammed on her head while her grandmother and yours truly stood about thinking it was a shade too small! Her little eyes were bulging!! Lol!
awwwww!!! lol! poor little thing!
I know! Don't make me feel even more guilty than I do already. Still, she did end up with a very pretty hat at the end of it all. She was so pleased with it she wanted to wear it all the time - even when she went to bed! :)
haha sorry! I didn't mean to, although if I ended up with a pretty hat like that I'd have been ok with it too! :)
Such pretty colours too.
This is Stylecraft wool and I like their range of colours. One of my next projects, (I have about ten things on the go at the same time), is a child's jumper using a sort of light leaf green with a raspberry crush and alternating stripes with it. This is for the little girl, my friend's granddaughter, who loves pink but looks better in green because of her colouring! As long as I end up with the green colour around the neck band it should work out alright! Fingers crossed! :)