Monday, February 7, 2011

Crochet: Earflap Hat for Tess


UPDATE: I got around to the pattern for the "Ruffled Rose" I made for this hat. You can find it here in my Etsy Shop.

It's always interesting to see what floats to the top of the list. There is of course always a list of things to make and do, but it never remains in the same order for long. Take this hat for instance. I had seen the Mia pattern a couple weeks ago and thought it was really darling, but I've been trying to avoid the lure of multiple smaller projects like this in favor of bigger things, such as sweaters for my girls. But then we scheduled an extended family photo shoot outdoors and I thought Tess really needed this hat to keep her little ears warm! Seriously, how cute is this hat?!


This is the Mia Earflap Hat, which I found through The Jilted Ballerina, who, by the way, has an amazing number of video tutorials for various crochet projects. The flower is my own design. I wanted a full, slightly extravagant bloom because the texture of the hat is so rich. So I came up with this ruffled rose. Very fun I think. Makes me think of a few other applications for it.


The yarn is Bernat Cottontots  in Country Red, which looks more like deep pink to me. It was perfect for this project--very soft and great definition for all the texture.

So I'm not sure which I favor: finally crossing something off my long list or bumping something spontaneous to the top. This hat was a fun surprise. We'll see how the family photos turn out. It was certainly hat weather!


32 comments:

lera said...

That hat is adorable. As is the baby wearing it! I love, LOVE your ruffled flower!

(I just made three of your cloches within the past week. And I bought the Loop Scarflette pattern last weekend, which I made, too.)

wayside wanderer said...

What a cutie! Love the hat, too. I think she likes it. =)

Cleide said...

A question about flower corsage cardi pattern posted on 17 January 2010. It´s from one piece crochetd, isn´t it ? .
Would like answer. Thank you

Jayna Rae said...

I don't know what is cuter your hat or your adorable little Tess.

Krista said...

I love it!!! The flower makes the whole hat. What a sweet little face under it too :)

Biz said...

That is absolutely precious and that bright pink just pops against her beautiful porcelain skin!
Biz

Jacey said...

That hat is beautiful, the colour is gorgeous. xx

French Press Knits said...

Oh my! I may need to take up crochet- too adorable.

The Cottage Mama said...

WOW, that is adorable - I think I need to check out that pattern. The flower is pure perfection. Gosh, Tess is just beautiful!!

Lindsay

pangaloon said...

Look at that sweet sweet child. Beautiful pictuers, and a hat to treasure.

Jessica F. said...

I am obsessed with everything you make but this hat takes the cake! I love the color, design, EVERYTHING. Darling.

elaine said...

"Seriously, how cute is this hat!?!" Seriously, how cute is that baby!?! Oh my gosh, she is so precious! I love this hat pattern and just faved it in Ravelry. :) Me thinks I need to make one for all the new little girls in our life. Now, if we just had a pattern for that adorable bloom, too....*nudge* ;)

Jess said...

that is one gorgeous hat on one gorgeous baby! I wish I had half the crocheting skills you do!

Sue said...

I love the color, love the design, and I love the baby! :)

Anneliese said...

Thanks for all the nice comments! Tess makes everything look pretty good! I love this baby--it makes all the difference to have a good muse, right?

@Cleide: Yes, that crochet cardi is crocheted all in one piece and then seamed under the arms and at the side. You can download the free pattern from the link at the end of the post. Hope that helps!

-Anneliese

Wanting What I Have said...

PLEASE!!! I could eat her up! She is beautiful! And what a gorgeous hat! You are so talented!

Meghan said...

Oh my, everything you make is so gorgeous. Every time I look at your site, I want to crochet but sadly I haven't been able to teach myself. And your little model is about as beautiful as they come!

Kara said...

Ah! So cute!

Penelope said...

Wow what a cutie pie your daughter is and her hat is heavenly, such stunning colour and texture xox

Anonymous said...

Tess is just perfect. There are no other words for it, she is a perfect looking baby

Maggie said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S !!

Jackie said...

Can you share the pattern with us for the ruffled rose. Would love to make it for my new grandaughter.

Anneliese said...

@Jackie: I'm glad you like the ruffled rose! I've got it on my list to make the pattern. I hope to have it soon-ish!

the jilted ballerina said...

You hit this one "outta the ballpark." I knew you wouldn't disappoint with your color choice. Just stunning... I think Tess is my muse now as well, LOL she makes the pattern come to life.

AgsEliza said...

That hat is absolutely adorable! But not quite as adorable as your sweet little darling. :) Beautiful job, thanks for posting it.

Tyann and Aaron Boutilier said...

Oh my gosh, I just stumbled onto your site and I am LOVING it! I love this hat and definately need to make it for my niece. Is there a pattern for the flower? I've never seen a crochet flower quite like that and I would LOVE to be able to make it as well. Thank you!

Anneliese said...

@Tyann: I am working on a hat pattern with this flower. Hope to have it in the next few weeks! Thanks.

emalia may said...

Just wanted to say I'm looking forward to the flower pattern too.... you (
and Tess) are inspiring my crocheting (or dreams/ to do list anyway) for my wee lass! Beautiful!

Anneliese said...

The Ruffled Rose pattern is now available as an embellishment to my own earflap hat: http://www.aestheticnest.com/2011/03/crochet-ruffled-rose-earflap-hat-for.html

-Anneliese

Anonymous said...

I would really like the hat pattern and the rose pattern from the dark pink hat that is on Tess. When I go to the link it is not the same pattern for the hat. Also, I cannot find the pattern for the rose. This is the pattern I want at this site: http://www.aestheticnest.com/2011/02/crochet-earflap-hat-for-tess.html

Can you direct me in the right direction I will pay for pattern of hat and rose.

Anneliese said...

@Anonymous: I am sorry you're having trouble finding the hats. The hat on Tess above is the Mia pattern, which you can find here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vintage-mia-earflap-hat and the pattern for my ruffled rose earflap hap is in my Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71229623/baby-earflap-hat-crochet-pattern-with Thanks!

Madeleine Sauvé said...

she is just beautiful.

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