Thursday, March 31, 2011

Crochet: Ruffled Rose Earflap Hat for Baby (Pattern)


I feel like I should apologize for the amount of Tess baby photos lately but it's so difficult for her biased mother to edit them when she's at the perfect age for cute shots! I'm working on it, really I am, but it's so beautiful to be able to photograph children when they light up so naturally for you. And there is the circumstance of working on a few things that are represented much better on this little fit model than a hanger. She is certainly my little muse of late, Tess, and I wanted to figure out these earflap hats before she isn't so little anymore.


So here we have the earflap hat with Ruffled Roses. I like them doubled up, one on either side of the head, similar to the knit bonnet I made for Scarlett when she was one. It is a very old fashioned look, which I think is over the top and fun. But I also like a single Ruffled rose just above one eye.


This lavender version of the hat is made up with longer ties so the earflaps can be worn up as well. Another very cute look, I think! So many options with this pattern....


The hat can be made with contrast edging as well. It's hard to decide which version I like the best.


A note about the sizing. The lavender hat is the large size, which is certainly roomy on Tess, who has a head measuring 17". The aqua hat and the yellow Flippy Floppy Earflap Hat in this post are the medium size which look like a good fit, but not for long... so it is with babies!

You can find the pattern for the Flippy Floppy and Ruffled Rose Earflap Hats (it's an all-in-one pattern) as a free download until April 8th, 2011. After that the pattern will be available in my shop.

26 comments:

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

Oh my goodnes... do NOT apologize, she is SOOO cute!!! Quite the perfect little model. :)

amazey said...

Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!

Tad n' Tina said...

Your baby is Beautiful! Hat, what hat?

Jennifer said...

I adore both versions -- but agree the slightly retro double rose is possibly a slight fave (perhaps I'm biased b/c it's my favorite photo of the model!). But I love the single rose, too. Wonder if there's a way (add a snap, etc.)to easily change up the looks...?

Kara said...

I can't even stand how cute this hat is. And Tess is the perfect model!

Jess said...

Oh my gosh. Dying from all the cuteness over here. She is simply gorgeous, adorably stunning! the hat too. ;)

Sue said...

No apology needed! She is ADORABLE! Only "problem" is, she's so beautiful I almost missed noticing the cute hat:)

...And Faux Pearls said...

I hope that when I have a baby, she's half as cute as Tess! And I LOVE the hat, I just want it for MYSELF!!

Heather K said...

Dont apologize!!! She is the cutest baby ever.

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

Oh.Em.Gee. Your little girl is soooo cute! My 2 year old even said "that baby is cute." And the hats are just adorable! But those eyes... I can see why you don't want to edit any of her pictures out!

Sarah Slaven said...

oh my you are so talented, the hat and the baby are adorable.

Lindsay said...

Don't apologize for posting baby pictures, Tess is adorable, who wouldn't want to see a picture of her! I love the hat too :)

Susanne said...

She's stunningly gorgeous - feel free to post more Tess pics anytime!

Rachel said...

Love love love these pictures of Tess! The hat is adorable! :D

Dewi Citra said...

Tess is so cuteee.....
About the hat, two of them are all fabulous, but I maybe I will choose the last pic ^^

Hugs for Tess

dana said...

Oh please don't ever apologize for sharing pics of Tess. I with there were more! She's such a doll!

Cristina said...

OMG your daughter is beatiful!!! ty for sharing her with us....
and ty for the tutorial, you make wonderful things

needlekrafter said...

thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern! i have two young boys, but have this in mind for a dear friend who is having a baby girl in a few months. :) beautiful, and so is your baby girl. :)

Lillabilly said...

Are you kidding? I personally don't know how you havn't put TWICE the amount of photos on here!

Ann at the Blue Desk said...

I agree with everyone else, don't apologize for brightening up our lives with the cuteness of your baby! And for the cuteness of that hat! I adore the roses on the sides! Adorable!

Cristina Fritzsche said...

Wow! I love this hat sooo cute. Too bad both of my kids would never keep a hat on as soon as they could reach up and pull it off!

Robin said...

your little hats are so cute....

misssrobin said...

Beautiful work on a beautiful baby. You are very blessed.

Mommafo said...

Does she still suck her two middle fingers? My Josie does that when she's tired. :)

Anonymous said...

I can't find the pattern for the hat or the rose??

Anneliese said...

@Anonymous: Hi. The pattern is available here in my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/86924402/crochet-pattern-baby-earflap-hat-for Thanks for your interest.

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