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My March 1 blog post shared with you my efforts with the Frenchie Hat designed by Susan B. Anderson and featured in her Itty Bitty Nursery book. I have loved this hat from the start, and couldn’t wait to make it! I confess I started it a few times because I confused myself by over thinking the directions. Any seasoned knitter wouldn’t have had a bit of trouble, but I was rather new at this.

I don’t want to keep you waiting another moment… here is Frenchie Hat on my grandson The AshMan. Asher is almost 14 months old and he just loves his new hat! He and I took the hat for a stroll this morning and he sported it like it was “made for him”! Good thing because it was! I chose these colors because he will get the most use out of it in the fall. It’s for a toddler and is just a bit large on him now. Room to grow, I always say!

There are several things I love about this hat. I love the height of it, the tassel (mine is a lot longer and fuller than the one in the book, so that part is one’s own preference) I love the seed stitching… a first for me… and the changing of color. I also love the yarn I used. The colors are Cotton Ease from Lion Brand and the brown yarn is “I love this yarn!” And can be found here.

On Sunday I finished the hat for the exception of the swirly detail, while waiting in the car for Ninja Man to come back from the store.

This is a technique that I haven’t seen before… I assume it is something Susan created but I might be incorrect on that. Anyway, you crochet onto the hat then wrap the yarn around. What a cool, cool effect! Two evenings with this and the TV and I was done!

Thanks to Susan B. Anderson for a great pattern! I am ready to start the next one now! If you have another minute, please check out my March 1 blog on the hat.

God bless you all!

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I saw this pattern by Susan B. Anderson and just HAD to make this baby hat. It is called Sweet Peas and can be found as a download for $5.50 here.

The idea was to make it for grandson Asher, but seeing as I didn’t pay close enough attention to the size, I messed up and made it in a 2T. The AshMan should be wearing a 12 month hat this winter so this one is up for sale.

Anyway, the pattern calls for two skeins of Tahki Cotton Classic, but I used “what I had” in yarn… the green I used is Vanna’s Choice Dusty Green acrylic 3.5 oz yarn. The blue has a chenille effect and is TLC Amore. The color is Seagrass and the yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% nylon worsted weight.

So I was knitting the hat when in walks a baby. Oh yeah. She is only 16 months but I figured a little baby head is better than no baby head, so I put the tips on my size 7, 16″ circulars and plopped the hat upon said baby. It just so happens she is the cutest 16 month old on the planet, so she made my little hat look soooo cute!

Here’s the adorable result!

This was shortly after a scrumptious spaghetti dinner…

Anyway, I finished the “peas” yesterday and since my little model had to go home, I photographed it with a towel stuffed inside, hence the lumpiness!

So there it is in a nutshell… or pea pod… I enjoyed making this so much that I will be making a few more in the next days. This one whipped up in no time at all and besides, the AshMan needs one and there is something in the water here as several friend’s babies are due soon. I think there will be a whole GARDEN OF PEA PODS on my knitting needles!

I forgot to mention that I took the hat to church and tried it on a baby head and it fits a 2-3 toddler just fine!

Thanks to Susan B. Anderson for her delightful designs! And by the way, check out Susan’s new Spud and Chloe line of yarn here!

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