FO Friday (2) – Baby Hat for T

I posted a WIP Wednesday a good long time ago about a baby hat that I made for one of JS‘ colleagues baby’s. I finished it really soon after I posted the WIPW, but I really wanted to make sure I took some good photos. This hat is definitely the thing I’m proudest of.

So, without further ado, a Finished Object Friday!

Baby Hat for T

The yarn is baby acrylic that I bought years and years ago and have been trying to find a use for. The hat knit up really, really quickly. I absolutely loved making it, and I think the finishing touches that I added – embroidery of an Indian elephant with a “T” in the middle and the tassels – are what I like the most. The babies name starts with a T, in case you’re wondering.

The pictures will say it better than I can.

The baby hat from the side, modelled on a plant pot, vase and papier mache baby head.
The baby hat from the side, modelled on a plant pot, vase and papier mache baby head.
The hat from the side.
The hat from the side.
Close-up of the embroidered Indian elephant.
Close-up of the embroidered Indian elephant.

I spent days making a papier mache model of the size of a baby head, as I don’t have a baby to model the hat on (phew). It worked really well, once I’d added a few layers of material to increase the circumference of the shape.

I also wanted to present the hat in a beautiful way — and I have thousands of beads and buttons that I’ve been collecting for years. So, I made a paper bag using the following tutorial that I found on Pinterest.

I don’t have a photo for it unfortunately. Sorry about that.

I designed it to suit an adult rather than a child, as T is only a few months old and won’t care about what it looks like – so hopefully mummy will like it.

I’m pleased I’ve finally managed to post the finished baby hat. I was incredibly proud of it, as I’ve said already. Brilliant.

Much love,

Corrie xx

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18 Responses to FO Friday (2) – Baby Hat for T

  1. Ginny says:

    I love your baby hat. It is a really pleasing shape. It is hard to tell just by looking that the elephants are embroidered. You could do all sorts of animals.

    • Corrie says:

      I know, I loved doing them! I think I may start doing this on a few things, it could be quite interesting. I have a huge love of penguins, maybe I’ll start there..!

  2. It looks amazing. I’m in awe of your dedication to accuracy, even to the extent of making a paper-mache head – that is impressive. I’m sure the babies mama, will LOVE this little hat.

  3. Stefanie says:

    That is a super-cool hat!

  4. Suzy says:

    That hat is darling!

  5. Jazz says:

    Nice elephants!

    • Corrie says:

      Thank you! I had to modify the pattern to make sure they were all holding each others tails all the way around, but I was really pleased with how they turned out.

  6. Very cute. I love the elephant!

  7. Charlotte says:

    That hat is so precious! I absolutely love elephants.

  8. Regula says:

    Lovely hat. Lovely embroidery!

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