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Hang on to your hat(s)!

A while back, I was asked to make 3 little beanies for a little cousin, who will be making her world debut in October. And, frankly, it was one of the hardest things ever. THERE ARE SO. MANY. PATTERNS. SO. MANY. I spent, at least, an entire month completely overwhelmed in patterns (or maybe I just had a really great excuse to binge-browse patterns).

In the end, these were my choices (all free):

Pattern: Eyelet Baby Hat, by Marianna's Lazy Days. Available here.
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Karisma Superwash.
Absolutely gorgeous and super easy pattern. It took me approximately 2 hours to complete (including seaming).


Pattern: Sourball Bonnet, by Larissa Brown. Available here (Ravelry link).
Yarn: BMG Affinitas Miltons, in dusky pink. A good-old Portuguese acrylic yarn, able to withstand a beating and get away unbruised.
First time knitting this sort of "headgear" and knitting lace. A little bit of extra work, but it is cuuuuutttteee. I mean, it's a bonnet with a polka dot ribbon. Need I say more?

Pattern: Pixie Filigrane Hat, by Elizabeth Brassard. Available here (Ravelry link).
Yarn: Katia Artico, about only a quarter of the skein.
The result "in person" is a lot nicer than the picture shows (white definitely doesn't like to have its picture taken). Very cool and quick pattern, with bulky/superbulky wool.

 Pattern: Shell Stitch Beanie, by The Dainty Daisy. Available here (also includes link for flower).
Yarn: Ice Yarns Wool Worsted 50, which I dyed with food colouring in the microwave. The end result was grey with little tiny specks of yellow and red.
It took me about 1 hour to complete this project, so quick, quick, quick. Shell beanies are always a hit. Topped with a flower, I expect everyone to drool over this one.

And, ta-da, my hand-picked, handmade, custom-dyed collection of tiny hats!
Há algum tempo atrás, pediram-me para fazer 3 gorros para uma prima, que estreará em Outubro. Francamente, foi mesmo difícil. Existem tantos modelos. TANTOS MODELOS. Perdi, pelo menos, um mês completamente engolida por modelos (ou, se calhar, precisei de uma desculpa sólida para passar os dias a olhar para modelos.
No final, estas foram as minhas escolhas (todos gratuitos): 
Modelo: Eyelet Baby Hat, da Marianna's Lazy Days. Disponível aqui.
Fio: Garnstudio DROPS Karisma Superwash.
Muito bonito e modelo super fácil. Demorou cerca de 2 horas (incluindo a costura).
Modelo: Sourball Bonnet, da Larissa Brown. Disponível aqui (Ravelry).
Yarn: BMG Affinitas Miltons, em rosa velho. O bom e resistente fio Português, capaz de suster uma coça e sair incólume.
Foi a primeira vez que tricotar este tipo de "capacete" e lace. Dá um pouco mais de trabalho, mas é giiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrooooooo! Quer dizer, uma touca com uma fita com bolinhas. É preciso dizer mais alguma coisa?
Modelo: Pixie Filigrane Hat, da Elizabeth Brassard. Disponível aqui (Ravelry).
Yarn: Katia Artico, cerca de 1/4 do novelo.
O resultado final é muito mais bonito ao vivo (o branco não gosta mesmo nada de ser fotografado). Modelo engraçado e rápido, com fio bulky/superbulky. 
Modelo:Shell Stitch Beanie, da The Dainty Daisy. Disponível aqui (inclui também modelo da flor).
Fio: Ice Yarns Wool Worsted 50, que pintei com corante alimentar no microondas. No fim, ficou cinzento com pequenas "manchas" de amarelo e vermelho.
Precisei apenas de uma hora para completar este projecto, portanto, rápido, rápido, rápido. Os gorros em crochet são sempre uma sensação. Para mais com um flor, acho que todos vão adorar este!


  1. Oh once I start looking at my patterns I take hours & that's just the paper ones!

    She'll look a treat in them! Lovely wool that DROPS Karisma & I do love the flower on the cloche hat.


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