When I saw this lovely hat, did I do the sensible thing? Did I just muse quietly and leave it? Did I think, oh that would be nice for the new baby and I can make it after Christmas? Did I add it to the bottom of my long list of things to make?
Of course not. I instantly ran upstairs and rummaged through my stash to find the supplies I would need to make one of my own...I mean, one for Georgia.
A mere 2 hours start to finish, it was the best kind of project...instantly gratifying. When we first put it on her, Ellis and I agreed unanimously that she was the cutest thing we have ever seen. The way the flaps frame her chins honestly breaks my heart a little bit with the cuteness.
Because I always get asked:
- I did not use a pattern. I just made it up... Just know that the construction of my hat is slightly different than the ones here. Its a crocheted tube (in UK treble stitch, I'd use half trebles next time) with the top seamed shut to make the owl's tufts.
- The yarn is Paton's Shadow Tweed for the hat body and scraps for the face.
-The eyes and beak are crocheted separately and whip stitched onto the body of the hat.
You can also buy these kind of hats on etsy here and here.
And, I may be making another...or 6. In addition to having no impulse control, I have slightly obsessive tendencies.
How did that happen? 12 weeks old? 12 weeks? What? When?
Anyway,its official, she's a baby not a newborn. It is amazing how quickly it has gone, but then on the other hand how it seems like she's always been here. As inspired by Abby, a snapshot of Georgia right now:
Her Wrap Sling
The Garden and being outside in general
Everyone EXCEPT her mama
The sun in her eyes
Every other kind of sling
Bath water, unless Ellis is cuddling her.
Have I ever mentioned how much we love her?