Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More Hats for Miss Ava

So I think I am addicted to knitting these sweet little baby hats. Little Ava and Tyler have quite the hat wardrobe - one for every occasion!

I just finished two more for Ava Claire. Here she is to model them. The first one is a bunny hat - made of beautiful angora and mohair yarn. Tara was going to knit it for her but she got to busy in her master's program so she asked me to make it. And I did - it was really easy and fun to work with such soft yarn.

I also have had the yarn to make this sweet little upside down daisy hat from Itty Bitty Hats. I tell you, that book has the sweetest patterns in it. And it took me two evening to make this hat. Just two evenings while my husband watched tv.

When you have a bald, little head like Miss Ava does, you really appreciate having these warm little hats. I used a cotton yarn for this hat and it stretches really nice. I think she will be able to wear it well into the spring.

Clearly these children are going to have more hats than they will ever wear or I need more grandchildren to knit hats for.

Do you hear me kids?

p.s. Don't forget to vote here for my Big Project 2009. Right now it looks like the Western Wallhanging Quilt is ahead. You have until Friday to vote.


Becky said...

You are funny ... campaigning for more grands.

Those hats are adorable, as I knew they would be. Of course, your chubby-cheeked model makes everything look good.

I have that book and I love it. I need some grands too. Do you hear that boys?? Oh, wait! Wives first. DO YOU HEAR ME?? WIVES FIRST. Get a girlfriend you old J who is now 26. Quick!

Dawn said...

Okay, I know it takes quite awhile for those grands to materialize, so I have several that needs some more hats! Hmmm.

I can hardly wait till Jennifer's next book comes out - that is the worst part of catching up in a series - you have to start waiting for the next one!

I have to tell you that I am not missing that thing of starting a new semester with all of its challenges! I don't mean to rub it in - I hope you can join me at home soon! I really hope I make it out there to Nampa this summer (or rather through Nampa on the way to Lake Payette) so we can meet IRL!

Willow said...

Sweet little hats for a sweet little girl!
You could also make hats for preemies.

Michelle said...

the hats are adorable! but not as adorable as the little model you have :)

gail@more than a song said...

Adorable hats! And Miss Ava Clair looks precious in them, good job....love her smile.

Tara said...

Oh the bunny hat turned out so cute!! Thanks for making it, Mom!