I've had a little bit of time off the last couple of days. Feeling a little overwhelmed with the possibility that BG#2 could arrive any day now, I returned to my packing list for our hospital bag and realized I didn't have any hats for BG#2! GAH! What kind of mother am I? Have I never had a newborn baby before? How am I forgetting everything!?!?
Once, my panic subsided, I remembered these projects that I had pinned a while back.
They both promise to be quick and easy, so I figured I'd give it a try. I have a long "to-do" list, but this falls under "make sure hospital bag is fully packed", right?
I also figured I'd repurpose some older sleeping gowns that I'm not likely to use, ever. T hated them, and I always got nervous trying to get the whole thing over her head. I have a ton, so I picked a few that I liked the pattern, but were not in the best shape.
First, the tie-top beanie hat:
These actually were pretty easy, but I did make one change. I like to have the option of folding up the cuff of the hat, so I doubled that length. The pink one came out a little better, I think because it was a lighter weight knit fabric. Overall, pretty cute and pretty easy. Each hat took about 20-25 minutes.
Now, the flower adorned hat:
The hat part of this one was also very easy, took less than 18 minutes (I was cooking my lunch on a timer when I started this one!). Don't mind the bunching along the top, I didn't bother to iron it flat. I'm sure it will look cute stretched across my baby's head! The flower part took longer than the actual hat. I have an aversion to hand sewing, as called for in the tutorial, so I tried to layer the pieces and machine stitch similar to my $3 maternity skirt. The bulk of the fabric was too much though and jammed up my machine. Sigh. I had to eventually hand stitch the last petal on.
Anyways, three really cute hats in one afternoon. Phew! I can check that off my packing list!