52 Weeks of Literary Crafts: Gryffindor Baby Hat Set

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As I’ve mentioned before, a couple of close friends of mine are having a baby soon (actually, by the time I finally share this post they might have already had him) and since they’re both Gryffindors I’m helping to prepare them for the baby by knitting as many Gryffindor themed items as I can think of.

This week I went ahead and made a bunch of baby hats. I used my round knitting looms, and this size chart to figure out which one I needed.

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I started by just making a set of three newborn hats, which are adorable if I may say so:

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But then I became concerned that it wasn’t enough. The baby is due in December, so hats are a wonderful thing for them to have. However, how long would the newborn hats fit? So I made a set of the next size up as well, just to be sure they’d fit through the season.

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I didn’t really use a pattern for these, I mostly just winged it, and I think they turned out alright. For the hats that are more solid colored I made the rim of the hat in one color, and then switched to the primary color once it was finished. I went with the rim color for the pom pom, because I thought it made a nice touch of color. For the striped hat I just alternated every five rows. Like I said, pretty simple!

I made the pom-poms using this tool here. You don’t need to buy this tool set though, cardboard would work instead. I just wanted something to make my life a little bit easier. Plus I’m helpless when it comes to resisting buying cool tools like this.

The newborn hats took no time at all; I made all three in less than two hours. The infant hats took slightly longer, but honestly not by much.

 

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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