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December 11, 2010

From Susan — All Babies. All the time.

Filed under: Free Patterns from The Rainey Sisters — lv2knit @ 12:07 pm

Thank you for all of the nice comments about the baby set I made the other day.  I knit another baby hat this week because there is a party for a friend on Monday — returning to work after having her little baby girl.   I thought a hat would be nice and I already had some yarn: Bernat Satin Solid in Color Fern.  It takes about 1/3 of a skein.

I made a pretty little hat and wanted to add some embellishment.  I rooted around and found a skein of GORGEOUS yarn that I bought years ago just because it was so beautiful.  I thought at the time I would never use it, but I had to have it!  At $17.25 for 54 yards, it is simply made for embellishing something else!  The yarn is Cascade Malizia in the pink & green colorway.

Here is the hat:

And detail of the brim:

The pattern was fashioned after my One Day Hat pattern, so I wrote it up and am calling it the One Day Baby Hat.  It is available free on our blog (the link is in the upper right hand corner) and on Ravelry.   Hope you enjoy it!

PS — Could this be adapted to an adult size?  Absolutely!  Any multiple of 8 will work and then use the sizing and decreases from the One Day Hat as a guide.


  1. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing the pattern, too. 🙂

    Comment by Amy — December 11, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

  2. So now you have 53 yards of this yarn left, eh? You can embellish a lot of hats! -)

    Comment by Rox — December 11, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

  3. I was going to ask if you knit with the Malizia or tacked it on – but I had only to read the pattern to see you wove it through eyelets. This is maybe the sweetest hat ever!

    Comment by Pam — December 11, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

  4. Absolutely darling. This is the perfect embellishment yarn for a baby hat!

    Comment by Ruth — December 11, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

  5. The hat is lovely! Perfect use of an odd but wonderful yarn bit.

    Comment by Joanna Ryan — December 11, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

  6. That is just about the cutest hat EVER. And I have the perfect recipient for one just like it. Just wish I had a ball of that wonderful embellishment. Thanks for publishing the pattern, and for free yet.

    Comment by Joan — December 11, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

  7. That is the most awesome, feminine and cutest baby hat! Thanks so much for sharing it, Susan.

    Comment by Dianna — December 11, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

  8. Oh My Goodness!!! The cutest baby hat!! (I wonder if this idea would work on a hat for. . . oh, say, Me??)

    Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful hat idea and the pattern. This is so generous of you!

    Comment by Barb — December 11, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

  9. That is a perfect use for that yarn! So understated, so simple and so sweet. It would look adorable on a cardi too.

    Comment by LaurieM — December 11, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

  10. adorable! and the embellishment is so perfect!

    Comment by pattie — December 11, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

  11. Wow, that embellishment really makes the hat!!! Lovely, and timely, since I have a baby shower to attend next weekend! Thank you.

    Comment by Natalie — December 11, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

  12. PS- you’ve just made me re-think my stash of acrylic novelty yarn! All of the sudden it’s no longer a relic of the misguided early days of knitting… it’s a potential pop of pizazz on a knitted gift!

    Comment by Natalie — December 11, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

  13. The hat is really sweet and the embellishment is so delicate looking. Perfect! Thanks for sharing your newest design.

    Comment by Kathy — December 11, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

  14. Sweet perfection. Don’t you just love it when that happens!?

    Comment by Kim — December 11, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  15. Squeeee. That’s the best Susan. I love it when the planets align and everything works so well. Mine don’t always turn out quite so cute, but my family doesn’t know that! Back to Ravelry to get that pattern. Thank you.

    Comment by 2muchfun — December 11, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

  16. Inspired. Thank you!

    Comment by Chloe — December 11, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

  17. Now that is the best baby hat of all time. I mean I just LOVE the way that embellishment just makes it sooooo darling! You are clever, wise, and so talented!

    Comment by Kathy — December 12, 2010 @ 1:36 am

  18. That hat is darling! What a lucky baby!

    Comment by Lori on Little Traverse Bay — December 12, 2010 @ 11:19 am

  19. That is the sweetest looking baby hat I’ve seen in a long time. I love the Cascade yarn embellishment on it. Thank you for the pattern. I went over to Ravelry and added it to my queue.

    Comment by Sue — December 12, 2010 @ 11:45 am

  20. That is absolutely adorable! (and I HATE pink, so you know it must be adorable)

    Comment by kmkat — December 12, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

  21. Oh Susan, that is just lovely. I know exactly what you mean about Malizia. We have some at the store and I love it and had to have some, but I was never really sure what I would use it for. Currently the plan is to use it with a lace edging on a window blind. You have not only given me a how to use it, but another project to use it on. Fantastic!

    Comment by Needles — December 13, 2010 @ 8:29 am

  22. Oh, my word, that is ADORRABLE.

    Comment by victoria — December 13, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

  23. Another darling hat. You are so talented.

    Comment by Cath Pete — December 13, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

  24. So perfectly adorable! Such a simple adornment — but just right!

    Comment by Kym — December 14, 2010 @ 9:32 am

  25. That is a gorgeous hat!!! PERFECT use of that stash yarn. Don’t you love it when that happens?

    Comment by Katie — December 14, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

  26. This is by far the cutest baby hat I have ever seen. And would luck just have it my coworkers first granddaughter was born one week ago. Obviously I’ve got to make her one of her own..

    Comment by kelly — January 3, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

  27. DARLING. Will send one to G-baby for Valentine’s day if not before. (Sometimes I need more than a day to get my bum-in-chair.)

    Comment by PainterWoman — January 6, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

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