Friday, August 28, 2009

Hats and Cats, and....

While i was spending most of my days at the hospital with Bill, i carried a canvas bag filled with patterns and yarn, needles and hooks with me every day. And i made lots of little hats. These are my little dumpling hats! Some are made of cotton and others are washable acrylic...

And this little one is an Apple Dumpling hat, made for a newborn.

i love the little rolled brims, and the stretchiness of the pattern allows for the hat to grow with the baby and toddlers for quite some time. A few of these little hats will be for sale at
And some will someday make it to my Etsy shop, which still has not officially opened...yet. Here are a few of the crochet hats and beanies i have yet to finish. I think i will add some crocheted posies to the brims and edges...

I also knitted the bodies of these little critters and sewed them together yesterday. The little pink kitten "Tinka" is made of super soft and silky bamboo yarn, and the little teddy bear "Boo" is made of a wool blend. Both are safe for babies and children of all ages(even Grandmas) These two friends will be perched on a shelf at The Paper Sparrow for Troy Night Out Friday, August 28th. Why not stop by and meet them, and say HI!

9 comments:

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, the hats are all so cute, but the apple dumplin hat is adorable, Mare!!
And I love your little stuffed critters- you do such a wonderful job on them.

Lola Nova said...

What adorable hats! and those critters are too cute. You do such lovely work.

crimsoncat05 said...

I love that little apple hat, and the one with the ears is so cute!! I wish I had paid more attention when my Grandma tried to teach me to crochet... (can't wait to see your Etsy store!)

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh my gosh!

all of your hats and kitties are wonderful! i will have to try that bamboo yarn!

i cannot wait for your etsy store to open so i can buy your beautiful art!

have a super weekend!

xoxoxo
m

Donna said...

You are SO talented!! Those little beanies are Precious!!hughugs

Mare said...

Thanks everybody! Looks like i had better get to work on more of those little apple dumpling hats!And that Etsy shop too!

CapLady Molly said...

Your hats are just perfect and great colors, but I must admit I really love your little critters. You do such great work. Take care

inadvertent farmer said...

Fruit and veggie hats are the best! Kim

teddybearswednesday said...

THe hats are super cute, but I especially love Tinka and Boo, they are gorgeous!!xx