Striped Knit newborn hat

So today I have another Pinterest Inspired project! This time it’s a craft. I’ve mentioned before how A.D.D. I am when it comes to crafting, I’ll stick with one medium for awhile, then move on to another one. Well this last week it all of a sudden HIT me. I’M HAVING A BABY!!! Insane, it’s less than 8 weeks away at this point.

When I realized that I was down to the single digits it kind of freaked me out, esp because I hadn’t made anything for this baby yet! All the other ones I made blankets, burp clothes, etc… for. Clearly being the 5th he doesn’t have a lot of NEEDS (except a car-seat, we apparently got rid of our infant baby carrier after the last baby, GAH!) but I still wanted to make him something. So I was on Pinterest and I was looking at the lovely baby photography images and I started noticing all the lovely crochet and knit hats on the babies.


LIGHTBULB!!! A hat for baby pictures. And since most of the adorable hats aren’t really appropriate for anything other than pictures (long, not very safe) I can leave some of the hat’s (and cocoon) with my sister as “payment” for her taking pictures for me! Perfect! I pinned this hat from Neanners Shop, in fact half of the patterns I used where her patterns! Lovely, easy to follow, lovely!

the pinned picture property of Kat’s Photography

I actually ended up making 4 hats, and 2 cocoons AND my 10 year old made a hat too! But I just wanted to focus on ONE this week, the one I’m the most proud of, because I tried new techniques I hadn’t tried before!


It was my first time using double pointed needles in knitting (remember one of my goals for this year was to learn to knit, so I’ve only been knitting for 6 months now) and my first time using more than one color, first time doing stripes and I am SO happy with how it turned out. I ended up learning a lot from this hat, I actually ended up taking it apart a few times before I was pleased with it!

The rest of the hats hopefully I’ll be able to share with a BABY in them (of course I’ll re-show this one with baby pictures as well, but I was just TOO excited, and proud and wanted to share this one right away!).

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Ashlee has been cake decorating for 9 year, and blogging for 7+. She has 5 children ages 3-13 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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  1. says

    I love this Ashlee! The colors are so great- especially for your little late-fall guy! The stripes are amazing. I have never been that brave. 😉 Kudos to you for facing your fears and tackling learning something new!

    • says

      Thanks so much! I had to change the pattern a bit because I had the wrong size double needles, but the goal was to use only needles and yarn I already own (I have 3 twelve gallon buckets full of yarn…) So I changed the gauge a bit. Wish I’d also made it a BIT longer, but I love how it turned now. Now the question is what hat do I knit NEXT???

  2. says

    I love these hats! I am dying to knit one but I think the husband would start to worry!! Well done for doing yours it looks great!

    • says

      you could always make some in exchange for a family photoshot for a local photographer! Then your husband doesn’t have to worry about a bundle of joy and you still get to play around with it!

  3. Margaret says

    Hi Ashlee

    I am looking to see if it is possible for you to send me a copy of the pattern shown above for the striped pixie hat. My daughters friend is expecting triplets and i would so love to knit these for her.

    Many thanks

    • says

      I’m sorry but the person I got it from, and linked to, took the pattern down but it’s not my pattern and I still can’t share it, I’m so sorry. There are quite a few patterns on ravelry

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