Hats you could just eat up!

October 12, 2017

This little charmer is 3 months old today!

These three patterns, the apple hat, the red pullover, and the pumpkin hat are all free and easy. They were made for and are modeled by my dear grandson who is 3 months old today. As you can see I'm having a fun time knitting for this cute little guy. He is a sweet and smiley little boy and not terribly fussy unless he's hungry or tired. He likes to spend time with his grammy and papa and we just adore having him here. As you can imagine, we LAVISH attention on him, which is the grandparent's right! Agree? Thank you all for your sweet comments here and on my Facebook Page. The whole family reads them and we treasure your kind words.

The sweater pattern is from Tin Can knits and is generously sized from newborn up to 4XL making it a great sweater pattern to have on hand for the entire family. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and I used my favorite cotton, Rowan Handknit Cotton. For both the hat and the sweater I used exactly 3 skeins and had maybe 1 yd. left. You will also need a yard or two of green and brown for the stem and leaf.

The pumpkin hat was knit with less than one skein of worsted weight Rowan Softknit Cotton and a smidge of pale green Rowan Handknit Cotton. There are loads of cute examples on Ravelry with knitters making berry, pumpkin, and apple hats, etc. with this versatile pattern. I have a reader who knits these fruit and veggie hats and passes them out to strangers in her small town, then has fun spotting them around town all fall and winter! Don't you love that?

The Links:

Lil' Apple Hat, free pattern from Iryna Boehland
Flax sweater pattern, free from Tin Can Knits
Baby Berry Hat, free pattern from Michele Sabatier
Rowan Handknit Cotton, 100% machine washable cotton

Here are a few more hats you might like:

The Pumpkin Hat, free pattern from Jill Albert Allen
Kurbus Baby Hat, free pattern from Natalja
Sweet Pumpkin, free pattern from Drops
Pumpkin Hat, free pattern from Sarah Hood
Punkin Head, free pattern from Tara Thomsen
Sweet Strawberry, free pattern from Drops

My Ravelry project pages have more knitting info: the apple hat, the sweater, the pumpkin hat.

An early morning walk around the neighborhood with the dog means that Carter needs to wear one of his hats to keep him warm. He's got a collection  of four hats to choose from now (so think I am done knitting hats for a while). The kids say that people smile and make comments on his hats! Seriously, not a cuter sight than a baby in a hat!

We are staying in today and having a tandem cooking day. My husband is going to make chili and I'm going to make beef stroganoff and we'll make extra for the freezer. I've also got a Christmas craft in mind if I have time, and then there's always knitting of course! I've also finished some sweaters for me that I hope to blog about soon--all with simply gorgeous yarn.

Hope your are having a good week and thank you for popping by. To make a comment, please click here. xo Kristen

Better be careful baby! You look so cute, daddy may have to take a bite out of you!


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  1. The apple of your eye?...Sorry. Chloe

  2. He is so precious, and such a good sport to model grandma's creations! Love all the knits, good work,

    1. Thank you Margie. He is a living doll and such a sweetie—most of the time. I take the pictures super fast but he still almost had a meltdown. I should have shown some of the outtakes!

      xo Kristen

  3. Just THE most darling!!!!!!!! What a little sweetheart!!!

  4. Kristen,
    No one could ask for a cuter model! These patterns make me want to cast on immediately, even with no baby in sight.

    1. Thank you Carol! I know what you mean as right now I'm knitting a dress and sweater for a baby girl, and no baby girl in sight! Just because I want to knit it!

  5. Each photo is more adorable than the next.


  6. You know what I mean!


  7. I love this baby !!!! Is absolutly gorgeous !!!! Hats are so cool!!!

  8. I love this baby !!!! Is absolutly gorgeous !!!! Hats are so cool!!!


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