Friday, October 19, 2012

Mad Hattery

Remember those newborn photos we had taken when Dexter was 2 weeks old? Well, I guess I must have impressed our photographer because she asked if I could make her some baby hats in trade for some more high res shots of our little one. Sure, why not? So I cranked out two gender-neutral accessories that seemed like surefire crowd pleasers:

crochet baby bear hat
Lesson learned: Dexter does not like wearing hats that cover his ears. But he's so stinkin' cute!

crocheted baby elf hat
Yay for baby elf ears!
The photographer was so giddy over the first batch that she asked for two more: one really girly and one really boy-y, so I obliged.

crocheted baby girl flower beanie
Somehow Dexter knew he was being forced to cross-dress...

crocheted baby newsboy hat 
The newsboy hat was too small to fit on Dexter, so the staircase banister will have to do
If that wasn't enough, my original crochet teacher Lisa has been blessed with her first kiddo, and when I asked her what I could make for their son-to-be, she responded, "Hats!" :) There is an infinite number of ways to accessorize baby girls, but boys seem to only get, well, caps and socks so I wanted to make sure my gifts were especially unique. You'll have to let me know if I succeeded:

crocheted baby boy top hat
Pip pip, cheerio!

crocheted baby headphones hat
No puny iPhone buds for audiophiles like me
Whew, my fingers are tired! No rest for the weary though; I've gotta finish Dexter's Halloween costume before the month's end. And then I should probably start working on his Christmas stocking next. It'll be nice when I can go back to creating without a deadline. O_O


Katy Lowe said...

Too just learning am only doing the typical scarves and basic blankets! Love the hats would love to be able to whip those off...or adult ones (beanie)

A Gamer's Wife said...

@Katy - Hats are really easy (and fast to boot)! There's lots of great tutorials out there; I know you'll be able to do it. :)