12 December 2016

Baby Newsboy Cap


I have been a little disappointed with the hats available for boys at baby clothing stores. All I wanted was a cute cap with a little brim but couldn't find one for less than $20. So, I decided to make one.

04 December 2016

Santa's Baby Elf Hat


This Christmas, I wanted to make my baby a Scandinavian elf hat for taking our family holiday photos.

This hat is modeled after the hats from Finland that I used to wear as a child. These hats are a little longer than a typical Santa hat and do not have a white cuff. I have given instructions below if you want to add a white cuff to your hat.

03 December 2016

Sunshine Pineapples Scarf


Sometimes you just need to make something for yourself! I have been wanting a lightweight lace scarf or wrap for a long time.

I was inspired by the pineapple lace made by my great grandmother, but I have no use for a piece of lace. So, I decided to adapt the pattern to make myself a lace scarf. This scarf has just the drape that I have been looking for and is wide enough that, despite its lace pattern, it is reasonably warm when wrapped around my neck.

02 December 2016

Great Grandma's Pineapple Lace


A couple of months ago, my father gave me a box of my great grandmother's needlework. In it I was excited to find this bit of lace edging that she had crocheted. It is beautiful!