One summer day in 2011, I was browsing around in Michaels. It was completely deserted in there - I think I was the only customer in the place. It was almost eerie! However, I decided to take advantage of the peace & quiet, and finally wandered over to the knitting isle. I thought I'd poke around and see if there were any artsy yarns that I could use for tag toppers etc with my papercrafting.
Well! I saw the looms, and the book Loom Knitting Primer by Isela Phelps and all I could think of was making something for little Olivia. Knitting something!
Like many people I started loom knitting by making hats and this is the first one I shared on my other blog (see THIS post) in August 2011.
I used the blue Knifty Knitter loom - the smallest one in the set for this sweet item. The whole hat was e-wrapped, and to keep the brim from rolling I knit the brim double the length I wanted it to be. Then I brought the cast-on edge back up through the center of the loom, lined up the stitches and put the cast on stitches onto the coordinating peg. Once those are knit over, you have a nice double knit brim - no sewing and no edges rolling! There are many video's on You Tube on how to do this if you need more information.
I used an unbelievably soft yarn that was in my stash for tag toppers, held together with some pink baby yarn I picked up. The hat was small, but perfect for a brand new baby girl (my daughters friend had a baby that I wanted to give a gift to).
To finish it off, I crochet a loopy flower and stitched it to the hat with a pink sparkly button from my stash. I wish I'd made a note of the flower pattern and or the site I got it from, because I'd like to make more of them.
If you would like to see the matching card and how I wrapped up the hat, feel free to check out THIS blog post from my blog Altered Scrapbooking.
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