Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fit for a Cottage Garden Fairy

I had a request from a pregnant friend a couple of weeks ago to make a hat for her soon-to-arrive baby girl. She had seen a photo and fallen in love with a particular hat, and was hoping that I could recreate it. Alas, the hat was knitted, and I crochet.
While I *might* have been able to strain my brain to come up with a close approximation, it would not have been the same or as cute. Nor would I have felt like it was "my idea". So, I set out to make an even cuter hat- one that was all my very own design.
This little cutie is the result! Crocheted from 100% organic cotton, the natural ivory background is embellished with a light leaf green vine that swirls all the way around the hat. Two pink rosettes are sewn to the hat itself- one in front, and one in back- and two fly freely on the the pistachio top knot tie. All four flowers are perfected with a simple glass pearl bead sewn securely in their centers.
More than a hat, this is a newborn's heirloom. Won't she look like a little garden fairy coming home from the hospital in this? I am so happy that I was able to bring this idea to life, with a totally unique creation. I'm off to bundle this one up and send it off to that friend!
It's on the way, baby Chloe :)


Lenore said...

Oh, my gosh, Jennie.......this is sooooooooooooo cute!!!
What a beautiful heirloom for this new little one and her family!!!!

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Cottage In The Sun said...

ooooh! Any mom would be proud to have her baby come home in that sweet, sweet hat. I love the soft colors, too!

CelticKnot said...

Adorable, and so sweet! I can't wait to see it on the lucky baby.

jade said...

thank you, thank you, thank you. that is absolutely the sweetest, most precious hat i've ever seen, much less had my fingers on. it's even more beautiful in person. it will for sure go into the hospital bag and come home on her little noggin. i'll be sure to get pictures for you! thank you jennie, you are incredibly sweet AND talented. glad my editors told me about you and i found you, you are one heck of a friend! :) xoxo