From my Hart: Baby Knits

Hey y’all! I’m at the stage in life where the constant wedding showers are starting to turn into baby showers… & I love it! I’ve really got this awesome aunt thing down- I think it’s my calling in life.

Any who, one of my sorority sisters & awesome friends is having the cutest baby girl, and her co-ed shower (which I love co-ed showers by the way) is Star Wars themed! She asked me to knit a Princess Leia hat for her baby girl. WHOO YAS

This was definitely trial & error. Knitting the hat was simple-dimple, but how was I going to achieve her classic buns? My initial thought was to braid, and then sew the braids together into a circle by spiraling it. Once I attached a bun to the hat, it blended right it. I was not happy; off to Pinterest I went.

I noticed one person used, what I assumed to be, a doughnut shaped pieced of card stock with string wrapped around it to make the puffy buns; just like you could with hair. But I really wanted baby K to be able to wear this hat & didn’t think that would be the best choice.

I decided to use the braided brown yarn, but to stack the braids on top of one another as I spiraled them, instead of laying them flat. This gave more dimension & distinction from the rest of the hat.

I also noticed the buns in all of the pins I was viewing, were lower on the hat and hanging off, instead of flush with the hat; so I lowered them instead of sewing them right in the middle of the hat.

Y’all I am so happy with my first Princess Leia baby hat! I think it is so stinking cute! I cannot wait to see this on display at Ashley & Jeffery’s shower & absolutely cannot wait to see their sweetie pie with it on.

 

I hope this inspires you to try and create some out of the normal knits & if you have any fun designs you’ve done, please share! I’d love to check them out and keep the creative juices flowing.

From my Hart: Knits from my Hart

Hell y’all! I wanted to properly introduce a new page you may or may not have noticed. At the top of my blog, you will now see Knits from my Hart. Here is where I will keep all of my knitting posts.

Knitting began for me around 2014 and has recently grown into an all encompassing hobby. I am fully aware that my knitting may come in waves, but for the last five months, I feel that I have been knitting incisively! I love it, always have.

Thanks to a friend at work, I’ve been able to learn how to knit hats, and so I’ve added that to my arsenal of knitting skills. I’ve also been taking on “clients” and have been knitting for those closest to me.

Will I open a platform that allows me to make some profit from my knitting, who knows?! Right now I am still hungry to learn and share and that is exactly where this new page steps in!

I hope you all will join me in each new knit and purl of this journey.