Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Little Snow Pixie Hat

I found a pattern that I absolutely could not resist making.  And I knew the perfect person to make it for!  My adorable niece.  I babysit her on week days, so it was easy to make sure it fit.  The picture above is the final size.  The two pictures below are from the first time I finished it back.  It looked ok when I first put it on her, but soon stretched and was over her eyes.  So, since I needed to remove an inch or two, I didn't bother delicately undoing the kitchener graft.  I just cut it up the back, (Gasp!) undid the portion needed, then re-knit the last two rows.

I made a few modifications, and finished it off with a navy button, because it was the biggest I had.

I'm becoming more confident with the kitchener graft now.  This is the best-looking one I've done yet.

I tried my hand a short rows for the first, and had a pretty good result.  But I think I wrapped the stitches the wrong way on the purl side, so I ended up with two flaws in the final result. 

So I embroidered a few imperfect snowflakes over them, using leftover yarn from the cowl I made for my niece's mama.

Also linked to the All Star Block Party.  Couldn't find the button quickly, I'm in a hurry this morning.  We have a play date.


  1. Wowsers! You are OUT OF CONTROL, girl!!! I've been looking at patterns for cable knit pillow covers, and then I came across another idea...so I went to Hope Mission, bought an old cream coloured cable knit sweater to turn into a cover! Brilliant!!!

  2. I love it, so cute and the snowflake really sets it off!

  3. I just 'favorited' it on Ravelry adding a note about your embroidered snowflake. Thank you, thank you!

    Blessings, Debbie

  4. holy smokes! that hat is super cute! you did a great job on it.

  5. I just love the way that these pixie hats squish those little cheeks! So precious!

  6. Your snow pixie hat is darling ..... and so is the model! :)