Thursday, July 8, 2010

Purple Baby Jacket and Hat

This was an easy jacket I made following a pattern David's sister Michelle got free for me from Spotlight, the hat I made using an easy pattern from Lincraft.

The hat was the first of these that I made using a pattern from the Lincraft booklet I bought some months ago. I then had a go at the matching jacket but I just couldn't make sense of what the pattern wanted me to do. My M.I.L had a look at it for me and tried to explain but in the end I decided it was harder than it deserved, so I gave up and had a go at the pattern from Spotlight, which made more sense to me.

For the jacket, I used more of the purple dimples baby yarn from Lincraft, this pattern required a 4mm and a 4.5mm hook. It's a straight forward pattern and now I know how to do it, I'm sure I could make more variations of it. I really like the stitch in the skirt, so much so that I'm also working on a scarf using the same stitch. I think it looks like a pretty flower or star pattern. The buttons are recycled from my old stash and I think they suit perfectly! The pattern has sleeves, and also says to thread a ribbon around the waist, which I can choose to do later if I wish. For now, I think this is ok!

Perhaps I need to have a go at the booties ?



  1. You have a very interesting blog and I am enjoying reading previous entries. I love your sweet little baby outfits. It is so nice that you have some of your grandmother's needle work, treasured pieces, I am sure. Gerry

  2. oh.. I love these!!!!

    i hope you have a girl so you can make her all the hand crafted stuff..

    Awesome Job!

  3. lol even if I get a boy, he will wear my stuff!!!!! hahaha


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