Roll Brim Hat – adult

December 9, 2012

The design of this roll brim hat is simple yet looks good on almost anyone, and the hat can be knit in a weekend. I’ve made so many of these hats I’ve lost count. You can vary the look greatly by using a variety of yarns. I’ve made them with solid colored yarns, handpainted, self striping, […]


Knit Peapod Baby Hat

July 5, 2012

Baby’s mom was kind enough to let him model the hat for me. When I first made this adorable cozy Baby Cocoon, I thought it needed a matching hat. After some experimenting, I worked out the pattern, and I’m very happy with the results. The Peapod hat is knit with bulky weight yarn on large […]


Knit Baby Cocoon

April 4, 2012

These little cocoons (or sleep sacks) are all over baby photography websites and Pinterest. The first time I saw one, I thought, “I can make that, no problem.” Thankfully, I found a free pattern and have a few pregnant friends and co-workers I can make them for. Since I didn’t make any changes to the pattern, […]

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Knit Hippo Hat

January 15, 2012

My daughter saw a crocheted hippo hat on Etsy and asked me to make her a knit one. I looked at the photo and decided to plunge ahead. I had a basic idea of what was needed – knit an earflap beanie and add the hippo details of mouth, teeth, ears, eyes and the flower […]


Baby Hats

December 8, 2011

I love to knit, and I love making baby hats because they are quick and easy and so much fun to make. At one point this summer, I made five hats in one month for my many pregnant friends and family members. This simple rolled brim baby hat can be made in several hours, and […]