First, I know I have been looking for a free pattern for this for a while. It's a fedora hat.... and here it is... not exactly a pattern but a tutorial (what could be better). Of course I made some adjustments, but then it wouldn't be mine if I did not add my special touches to it :) I made it in newborn size, because it is a photo prop for a newborn boy/girl. I needed to make it versatile enough for boy/girl so the flower is detachable. Cool thing is that if you just roll it up differently it becomes a cowboy hat. Love it... what could be better, it's like having two hats in one. I made it out of the brown Bernat Softee Chunky that I got yesterday.
Now let me tell you what I did different than the tutorial. I started smaller of course because I was making a baby hat, but then when the top was finished and I was starting to work on the sides I worked in back loops only. And when I was starting to work on the brim, I worked in front loops only. That made the transition more defined I thought. I also added the cream color HDC chain around, and made a flower to add to it.
I also made a little bonnet out of the mystery yarn. I think I like it... I like it a lot. It will be cool for a newborn photo prop. I cannot wait to see what Jen thinks of it. Here are some pics.
I think I will try a more complex pattern and see how that turns out. I like how you can see thorough it. I think it will look pretty on a baby. Now what to do with the rest of it??? Any suggestions?
And here is my little sleeping beauty modelling the fedora/cowboy hat.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone...