Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

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And all your future lies beneath your hat.–John Oldham

Just a little crochet “show-and-tell” for a crisp, cold January day!  There have been LOTS of babies arriving in my circle lately, and I’ve been having so much fun whipping up hats for all of them.  There’s  nothing more rewarding than a baby hat…. it comes together quickly and looks so adorable on the recipient. I don’t know if they do it to be polite, but lately my parent-friends have been donning their little ones in my handmade originals.  So sweet!

These two are for sisters Anna and Ruby.  They are as precious as their names.

His-and-her bombers for big sister AnnaLynn and newborn brother Decland.

We’re still waiting for word that the latest boy baby to our school-family will arrive, but when he does, he’ll be sporting the right team colors – blue and green!

I wouldn’t know what to do without all of the generous creativity out on the Internet!  Here are the sources for the patterns I used:

Earflap Hat with Pom-Pom:  Neanners Shop. (

Bomber Hat:


Oh, Baby!

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Babies are such a sweet and nice way to start people.

Two of my cousin’s, and their wives are gearing up to become parents. This is no ordinary “gearing-up,” however, as one couple is preparing for three, count-them, THREE, little boys! Oh, baby! So, I decided to get myself together and throw a baby shower for the parents-to-be. All the new babies in my sphere lately are getting hats made from this great pattern I found on a blog called Neanners Shop. ( I left off the braids, and added the pom-pom at the top. I also made one for the other couple who is expecting a little girl, so I added the flower. These are so easy to whip up! I also found lots of inspiration online to make a diaper cake, so I made up a “boy” one for the triplets. It’s so much fun to make things for Baby!