View Full Version : FO - St. Paddy's chunky roll brim baby hat w/ topknot

02-26-2006, 11:23 PM
I'm so proud of this sweet little thing, b/c I just sort of winged the pattern (which I've never done before!) based on studying several different baby hat patterns (I couldn't find much out there that I liked for a chunky yarn baby hat). This yarn is super-soft baby alpaca from Fabulous Yarn (http://www.fabulousyarn.com) - yummy stuff! I used half the hank in December for a pair of booties and then the other half (with some left over) for this hat. It took me a little more than an hour-and-a-half to knit (gotta love those chunky yarns).

I gave it to the baby's parents tonight; they put it on him and it looked so cute. I wish I had a good pic of him wearing it.

02-26-2006, 11:44 PM
That is such a sweet hat! And the yarn does look yummy; beautiful color!

02-26-2006, 11:54 PM
:cheering: :cheering: Looks great! I think all my baby hats are going to have topknots from now on. They look so cute!

02-26-2006, 11:55 PM
CUTE!! Love the look of the chunky yarn!!

02-27-2006, 12:16 AM
That's just darling!

02-27-2006, 12:22 AM
OK that is absolutly ADORABLE!

I love that chunky yarn too. I made a hat for my older daughter and had it done so fast! :XX:

02-27-2006, 12:33 AM
I love it! Especially the color! :thumbsup:

02-27-2006, 07:44 AM
That is beary nice!
I'd love to feel it. :D

02-27-2006, 07:48 AM
Oh, that is adorable!! :inlove: :inlove: The topknot is a nice touch!

02-27-2006, 09:20 AM
Thanks, y'all! I've never done a topknot before, but I was feeling inspired to give the hat a little something extra (plus I didn't want the knitting to be over when I got to the top of the hat - I just love working with this yarn).

I wish the KP baby alpaca yarn came in more babyish colors, b/c I would love a cheaper source (though I think the Fab Yarns price is pretty darn good).

02-27-2006, 10:41 AM
So cute!!!! It looks great! :thumbsup:

02-27-2006, 01:27 PM
Those are cute!!! Love the color! :inlove:

02-28-2006, 12:12 AM
I wish the KP baby alpaca yarn came in more babyish colors, b/c I would love a cheaper source.

You should do like me and learn to spin it yourself! I buy alpaca from an alpaca farm near my home. Then, I spin it and dye it any color I want. It's not that hard, but it does take some time to learn to do it right.

By the way, love the hat.

02-28-2006, 11:24 AM
Love it!