Friday, March 16, 2012

Children's Beanies

A little while back I was asked by my friend J to make some beanies as props for her photography and you know me I am never one to say no to doing something creative.  I am lucky that J already had in mind some ideas of beanies that she wanted, as when she first asked me I got all excited and overwhelmed with all the different ideas and designs that kept running through my head.  In the end there were a couple of main designs that she wanted.

And here are the finished products:

I love how it fits so perfectly.

This beanie pattern I found on Ravelry but you can see it here.  I wasn’t too sure about this one as I have never attempted knitting cables before, I was a little nervous to say the least. But once I got into the rhythm of things I really enjoyed watching it come together.  I decided to do slip stitch crochet around the edges just to tidy them up a bit and I also did a plain single stitch crochet (or dc) ties on the ear flaps.  I liked the way this stitch curls upon itself.  I was hesitant about adding a pom pom on top or not, I’m still in two minds about this.

A basketful of cuteness.
This beanie is one of my own creations.  A bit of trial and error with the pattern but in the end it looks OK.  I really like the colour choices (I am a sucker for anything blue).  J wanted a beanie that was a bit more suited for a boy.

And lastly J also asked me to make a little cocoon for the babies to lie in.  This was a little struggle as I needed to find wool that was really soft but also had some stretch to it.  This also was a pattern that I just made up as I went along.

As I have never done anything like this before I am really excited at how they turned out especially in the photos.  And who wouldn't be pleased with such beautiful little models.



  1. They are so beautiful . . . and the babies too. Well done you! You know you're going to have to figure out patterns for the little square hat as I soooo want to make that!

    1. Thank you. Hopefull soon I can find where I wrote the pattern down and I will put it up on my blog to share :)

  2. Hi Anna... oh so sweeet! I am especially loveing the little boys beanie that you designed yourself! :)x

  3. What beautiful creations and why beautiful babies too.

  4. What gorgeous photos, such sweet little models and with their cute little beanies on they look even more adorable.

    Well done Anna on knitting a cable pattern, you did a fab job and the pom poms are a nice finishing touch on the beanies.

    Wouldn't mind a nice soft cocoon to curl up in myself!!

    Claire :}

    1. Thank you. I would also love to be small enough to curl up in one too. Or maybe I could make an adult size version but imagine all the wool it would need :)