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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Frog Baby Beanie Hat


I have a bit of a problem. Just which photo is the cutest? Well I can't decide.


This is my new frog baby beanie hat. The pattern contains instructions for three sizes: newborn, 3 to 6 months, and 6 to 12 months. I thought about calling it the Five Frog Hat (Do you know the song about Five Little Speckled Frogs?) But as the largest size has six frogs it didn't seem quite right.


It is knitted in the round, and with DoubleKnit wool. I have used Sirdar Snuggly DoubleKnit. I am getting increasingly fond of Sirdar wools. I love this colour as well, as I think it would be good for boys or girls. I have used my trusty doublepoints, although you could use the magic loop method if you prefer.
 

I have not been a big blocker of knitting up to now, but having seen on other blogs how much knitting can be improved by blocking (especially some of the lovely lacey shawls), I do suggest that you block your hat. Here are my hats drying in the sunshine. I have used a pyrex jug and kitchen roll, although I think lots of people find a balloon handy. My pattern explains how to block your hat.

Finished hats and cat enjoying the sunshine

The pattern for the Frog Baby Beanie Hat is available on Craftsy and Ravelry, or Etsy. Or if you would like a knitted hat, there are a few available in my Etsy shop. Once again thank you so much to my lovely little model.



35 comments:

  1. Too cute for words. A lovely hat. Jo x

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  2. The hat is super cute. But that model... my oh my, what a sweetheart! And those eyes! Gorgeous

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  3. Aww that little one is such an angel! A modelling natural :) Your hat is vey cute and in such a nice fresh green yarn, perfect for spring x

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  4. Oh my goodness what a darling little hat and such a cute model!

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  5. That has to be one of the cutest little models ever! Fabulous hat too

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  6. What a really gorgeous model - he looks so cute. Such a lovely hat. Hope you have a good week.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

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  7. A very cute hat, but your model steals the show - totally gorgeous and hug-able. I'm sure the pattern will prove very popular - few will be able to resist the cute factor.

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  8. I think these are beautiful photo's. The hat colour and pattern are lovely and the cute little model is delightful :)

    Jan x

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  9. I like the frog hat - it's different, practical and very cute.

    The model is wonderful and I don't know which pose I like the best - they're all adorable photos.

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  10. adorable! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  11. Adorable model and I love the hat too, the colour is just right for the frogs.

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  12. As I was scrolling down the post I was thinking.."that photo is definitely the cutest". Then I came to the next and thought: "no that one is definitely the cutest". I just couldn't decide! Gorgeous hat, gorgeous model! x

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  13. Aw what a wonderful hat. I don't think I could choose between those photo either, what an adorable model!

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  14. The hat is really sweet, but the baby steals the show! She is gorgeous!

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  15. Brilliant! I love the spring topper:)

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  16. Love your frog hat, it is sooooo adorable!!!!!

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  17. Love the hat and what a darling little model. So difficult to choose a favourite photo but I think number one clinches it with the cheeky tongue poking out xx

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  18. So cute! (the hat is adorable too ;) )

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  19. How gorgeous, and especially the model:)

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  20. Oh my word that baby!! Just delectable! And the hat is cute too ;)

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  21. What a super cute hat and what a super cute baby wearing it! It looks fantastic!

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  22. Hi, I am hosting a Cunning Ladies’ Friday party and I would love to see this post in the party. Please join us. http://easytocookmeals.com/cunning-ladies-friday-party/

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  23. Adorable... both the hat and the model. :-)

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  24. Gosh, your model is incredibly cute! And the hat looks great - simple but cute. Just the ticket :)

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  25. Oh my goodness, so adorable! Thank you for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

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  26. O what an adorable litlle model!

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  27. Cute hat and such an adorable model. X

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  28. Beautiful baby and I love the hat! Thanks for coming over and sharing at The Weekend Retreat!!

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  29. OMG! This hat is adorable and so is the model.

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  30. This is so nice and well made. How I wish I know how to knit.

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