Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Stash Buster: Knitted Baby Hats
I finally finished the two baby boy hats I was knitting for two friends. Once again I forgot to take a photo of my yarn before I began. I found a very simple pattern at http://twentysomethinggranny.blogspot.ca/2013/01/knitted-baby-bow-hat.html. However, I misread the pattern for the first one (on the left) and didn't give a border between my ribbing and my color change. I like it, though, and the recipient won't know I messed up! The second one I chose a k2 p2 ribbing and deliberately made thick stripes. These were very easy and whipped up quickly.
The photo of the card is not the best. I didn't realize it until I uploaded it. I folded a piece of white cardstock in half and cut the top 2 corners on a diagonal. I cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the dimensions of the white card base and then cut it in half. Next, I cut a piece of light blue cardstock. the same size as the dimensions of the card base, but instead of cutting it in half, I tore the edge. I cut out a small frame with a darker blue cardstock and inked the edges white. I adhered it to the card using pop up adhesives. On white cardstock I stamped the baby blocks and used watercolor pencils and a blending pen to give it a soft pastel look. I adhered it to the card with a pop up adhesive square, too. I cut a small rectangle, inked it, glued it to the top, and punched a hole in the middle. I tied a piece of translucent ribbon on top and finished it by stamping the sentiment with an olive green ink.
Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!