Monday, September 12, 2011

Watermelon Knit Baby Hat

I continue to torture my niece with hats -- hats that my brother probably doesn't even let her wear when I'm not around.

What I used to make this project:
Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe in Lipstick and Sprout
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Black

I knit a basic baby hat, then single crocheted a ruffle onto the edge. For the "seeds," I used bulky black yarn and a tapestry needle to embroider small v-shapes onto the hat.

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She liked it for a while...

When she was sleepy, she jerked it from her head. Ah, well.

This hat was inspired by a hat I saw on

What I liked about this project:
It's one of the few times I've successfully completed a great-looking copycat pattern!

What I didn't like about this project:
I fear it looks a little like a strawberry instead of a watermelon. Thankfully, babies can pull off anything.

What I listened to while I made this project:
Jenny and Johnny's I'm Having Fun Now album


  1. Cute hat and very cute model!

  2. your niece is seriously one cutie patootie. and no, it's not the baby fever talking!


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