Mini Hats

My Creation

I had an idea to make little knitted hats to put on my Christmas cards this year. I first thought about making egg-cosies that could be taken off the card and used. I found (after a lot of searching) a pattern for egg-cosies but it wasn't quite right. I then found a very basic pattern on the Innocent website, from their annual campaign for Age UK. I made it, and it was fine. But then I added a pom pom and it was now too big and bulky for the card.

Then, I took a closer look at the pattern itself and it got me thinking... What if I changed the size and left off the pom pom? I tried it and it worked!

I wanted to make them into little thumb-puppet type things (they're just the right size for thumbs) and thinking that a simple smiley face drawn onto the thumb, plus the hat would = hours of fun. I thought they could again be pulled off the card and played with, but I struggled to find a way of doing that without ruining the overall presentation of the card, so I've decided against it!

The purple/yellow one was my first ever attempt at knitting stripes!

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annarrow commented on 2011-10-10 15:30:44

These are really nice, lovely work.

TSpencer commented on 2011-10-10 15:32:30

Thank you very much! My current plan involves having 3 hats per card... which means I need a lot of hats. Thankfully, they knit up really fast!

daisysuzy commented on 2011-10-10 17:39:30

haha how cute are they? very sweet :)

darkkiss commented on 2011-10-11 10:54:17

cool, they look good

andie commented on 2011-10-12 00:34:13

cute hats

DemonKnit commented on 2011-10-14 19:56:48

sweet :)

prettypink commented on 2011-10-18 14:07:35

lovely hats....

Time Taken
15 to 30 minutes
10 October 2011

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