View Full Version : Little hat for my little girl!!

10-22-2008, 09:08 PM
I haven't ever posted pics of a FO before but I got such great help from the KH Mods on this I thought I'd let you all know it looks great! She is a stinker, every time I put it on her she says "I no like it" but I don't care. She'll like it when it's good and cold outside!!!

10-22-2008, 09:11 PM
The hat is darling...the colors are great and your daughter is a cutie! Great job.

10-22-2008, 09:57 PM
yes!! beautiful hat,beautiful daughter

Jan in CA
10-22-2008, 09:58 PM
That is just too cute! She's adorable, too!

10-23-2008, 05:58 AM
Hahahaha Kids are so funny and so are you . You made me giggle:)
She is so cute and the hat is lovely on her . I am sure she will keep it on when it gets colder. ( I know , because my son used to be the same ) :)

10-23-2008, 07:21 AM

10-23-2008, 07:27 AM
Oh, so cute! What a great little hat -- where did you find the pattern? Your daughter's a doll.

10-23-2008, 08:01 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_108.gif Kids have a mind of their own:roflhard:

sue in canada
10-23-2008, 08:07 AM
Very cute and so is your daughter.

10-23-2008, 08:19 AM
Sweet hat, it looks very nice on your daughter. She'll warm up to it later (hopefully :mrgreen:).

10-23-2008, 09:11 AM
:yay: Very cute!

10-23-2008, 01:29 PM
Very very cute!!! :cheering:

10-23-2008, 01:44 PM
Oh, so cute! What a great little hat -- where did you find the pattern? Your daughter's a doll.

You guys are making my day! Thanks so much!

There wasn't a pattern, it's the easiest thing! I just measured her head, subtracted about 1' for negative ease (thanks mod squad!) and then did my gauge swatch. I multiplied the circumference of her head by the sts/inch of my swatch and co that # of sts. I knit in the round, just garter st, for about 7". (I measured for that too but I tried it on her just to be sure) Then I did a 3 needle bind off and added pompoms. Actually, the pompoms were the hardest part, I've never made them before.

I'm on Ravelry too,..hartleystudio there too, so the info on the yarn is there as well.

If you make one, I'd love to see it!!! :)

10-23-2008, 03:33 PM
Great hat~ And she IS a cutiepie!

10-23-2008, 04:31 PM
she looks priceless and the story about the hat will be some day too. Lovely knitting

Hygiene Mama
10-23-2008, 05:12 PM
CUTE! I love the colors together. Good job!

10-23-2008, 06:33 PM
She looks super cute in that hat even if she "no likes" it! :teehee:

10-23-2008, 07:25 PM
That hat is SO cute!

10-24-2008, 06:17 AM
That's very cute!

10-24-2008, 09:43 AM
I like it :cheering:! Your daughter looks so cute! She'll change her mind when all the strangers will come up to her and flatter her new hat:thumbsup:

10-25-2008, 07:16 AM
LOL - I think it's simply adorable!!

10-25-2008, 12:21 PM
...and added pompoms. Actually, the pompoms were the hardest part, I've never made them before.

I need to put something on the top of the hat I finished for my niece. When I pulled the yarn to draw the top together, the yarn knotted just enough that I couldn't get it tight enough to close the hole completely. I went ahead and finished it off and want to add something like a pompom to hide it...I've never made one before either.:think:

10-25-2008, 12:52 PM
OK, Don't laugh, but it took me, like, 4 tries before the preschool teacher at my son's school showed me how to make them. I felt like an IDIOT that I didn't think of this myself. I was wrapping the yarn around my 2 fingers, pulling a thread through, tying it and cutting it once. DUUUHHH!!! You're supposed to wrap the yarn around whatever you want, tie it around the middle and cut BOTH ends, so you cut twice. Does that make sense? It worked great. You do have to give it a haircut to shape it up but, what a difference!!

Good luck! PM me if I wasn't clear and I can send some pictures!!

10-25-2008, 02:15 PM
How many times do you wrap it and how wide a "thing" did you use to wrap it around?

10-25-2008, 06:23 PM
Very cute hat! I love the colors!

10-25-2008, 10:36 PM
How many times do you wrap it and how wide a "thing" did you use to wrap it around?

I wrapped it around my index and middle finger and I think I went around 50 times. Then I tied it around the middle and cut both loopy ends.

I'm so flattered that you like it so much! She is keeping it on for longer times now. She still rips it off in the car but we haven't lost it yet. I think I'm going to make her a k2 p2 ribbed cowl with the left over yarn. She can't rip that off!!

10-26-2008, 03:40 PM
Thanks for telling how you made your hat. I made a similar hat with two squares sewn together years ago (pom poms and all) for one of my teenage daughters. I've been thinking I ought to make one for her baby girl now. I was thinking I could do the same thing you are saying, and now I know it will work. :-)

You hat is not done in garter stitch though, it is stockinette stitch. When you knit every row in the round it makes st st automatically and magically. The name of the stitch is given for the way it looks when completed, not the way it is worked.

Very nice hat. I like the colors you used, looks just right with your daughter's pullover hoodie. Too bad she is being a pill. I hope she decides to like it real soon.

11-19-2008, 11:20 PM
I tried to look on Ravelry, but couldn't find where you described the yarn!
Can you tell me what kind, weight or gauge it is?

11-19-2008, 11:23 PM
Looks adorable on her! They are so funny about things. My DD hates hats, too, but we live in Savannah so I guess it's no big thing. ;)


11-19-2008, 11:28 PM
Thanks! I'm Hartleystudio on Ravelry too. but here's the link:


But I used Moda Dea Bamboo Wool and about a half skein of each. I'm making felted mittens from the LO's, only because it says "great for felting" on the label and I'm just curious.

I'd love to see the hat when it's done!! you can pm me if you have any questions!


11-19-2008, 11:46 PM
Hey Ann (that's my middle name, except with an "e"!)
Thanks, my granddaughter is 11 months (that's her in the picture with me, but she was only about 2 months then, they sure grow fast, lol) and I don't know if she would keep it on too, but she falls asleep in the car, so at least her head will be warm then..it was 27 degrees here today! I will send you a photo when I make it!
Send us a photo when you finish the mittens!
Just one one question...do you remember where you bought the yarn? Hopefully it wasn't online, so I can get it quick!
Thanks again!

11-20-2008, 12:02 AM
I got it at Ben Franklin! I hope you can find it where you are!!

Good luck!

11-20-2008, 12:55 AM
We used to have one about 40 miles away, but it closed a few years ago! I'll go look at Micheals or JoAnn Fabric and see if they have it..
Thanks again!

11-20-2008, 04:11 AM
Adorable! :heart::heart::heart:

11-20-2008, 09:23 AM
If you can't find it, let me know and I can run over and get you some and send it to you. No problem! I think I got it for $5-$6 a skein if my memory serves me correctly, which it usually doesn't. They had a few different colors, let me know what you're looking for!

Very cute granddaughter!!! My DD has started wearing it because it has gotten so cold, Hahahahaha! Not so annoying now!


Oh yeah, I will say that it has stretched a teensy bit but not enough that it doesn't fit anymore. when measuring, I would err on the side of snug.

11-20-2008, 11:52 PM
oh that is so cute!

11-21-2008, 02:39 PM
Oh my goodness that is the cutest hat I have ever seen! I would so wear that if it was a bit bigger of course.AWESOME!(daughter is a cutie pie)Happy Crafting!:thumbsup:

11-21-2008, 09:37 PM
That hat is so cute and your DD's comment is the best. Way to go mom :cheering:

11-22-2008, 11:30 AM
Very cute little girl! Her hat is very nice, you did a great job.

11-22-2008, 11:44 PM
That is the cutest thing and your daughter is just so adorable in it.