Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Upside-Down Daisy Hat

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A hat designed by Susan B. Anderson is always a good choice for a baby gift. Isn't this one cute? I needed to knit two of these hats for twin girls born last month, but I ended up knitting three because I couldn't decide which size would be the best. I finally settled on the 6-12 month size over the 0-6 month size, since the babies won't need a warm hat until winter.

Upside-Down Daisy
Book: Itty-Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Needles: US 7 16" circular and US 7 DPNs

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The flower petals are knitted separately and then sewn on. It is suggested they be knitted in a heavier weight yarn than the hat to give them a puffy look, but I used the same yarn throughout. I found it very helpful to block each petal before sewing. Simply spritz with water, pin out, let dry, then arrange on hat and sew in place.

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Cute as can be.

16 comments:

  1. Very cute! I think that sewing all of those petals on might drive me crazy though!

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  2. I like it!! I've considered doing this hat, too. The petals were the thing that made me wait, however. The results seem to be well worth the effort!

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  3. Love it. What a great hat. I am so tempted to knit one up myself. Love seeing your work.

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  4. Oh my! That hat is too cute for words!

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  5. So cute! That's one of my fav baby hat patterns - I should really get that book!!

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  6. Oh my goodness, I want one!!

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  7. What a darling little hat! Must go dig thru my cotton stash 'cause I've bought the book already :) Thank you for the inspiration.

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  8. your work is always so wonderful to see! and that hat is sweet as can be :o)

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  9. the hats are gorgeous. There appears to be some hot pink fever going around. I know the twins will look adorable.

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  10. What a fun baby hat. Those will be two well dressed little ladies.

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  11. What an adorable hat!!

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  12. The hat looks great. Thanks for the advice of blocking the petals before sewing. I always forget to do that! We have several expentant moms at work, so I may work up one or two of these to have on hand! Nice work on yours!

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  13. That hat is so cute I can hardly stand it! Was thoughtful of you to show the petals "in pieces" so we could see how it went together. Yours is even cuter than the one in the book. Love the raspberry color!

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  14. Cute as a button, for sure!

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  15. Anonymous10:10 PM

    Your hat came out darling! I'm confused about the petals, do you not bind them off before you sew them on?

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  16. The petals are knitted separately and then sewn on. In the second photo, you can see what the finished petals look like before they are sewn on.
    ~Tracy

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy