Tuesday, October 26, 2010

new baby hat and bootie patterns in the shop {plus a free flower pattern}

My new baby cloche (that's just a fancy word for a snug-fitting hat) and booties crochet patterns are in the shop! I am completely in love with these little cuties--I've made about 10 of them so far. Both the hat and booties are quick and easy, and they look adorable on any baby girl!

I call them the "Ava" collection in honor of my new little niece. When I saw her sweet round face and kissable lips, I knew these had to be for her. I also have two other adorable Ava's in my life, so this pattern is for all three of you sweeties!

The baby cloche/beanie comes in three sizes - 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months. I'm working on toddler and adult sizes, but that will be a separate pattern (it will be a little different). The large rose is included in the hat pattern, and the baby rose pattern is included with the booties.


The slipper pattern is for sizes 0-3 months and 3-6 months.


For a different look, you could also make this hat with interchangeable five or six-petaled flowers. I learned this trick from my creative friend Andrea. It makes one hat so much more versatile! And in honor of my first pattern for sale, I'm going to give you the pattern for this changeable flower (see below, after all the cute example pictures!).




Five or Six-Petal Daisy Flower Crochet Pattern

Supplies:
*Two strands* of worsted weight yarn (I like a cotton or cotton blend yarn, and I use two strands to make the flower more stable)
Size G hook

1. Ch 6. Sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.

2. **Ch 3, 2 tc into ring, ch 3, sl st into ring** 6 times for six-petal (OR only 5 times for five-petal). Fasten off and weave in ends.

For center, choose a button slightly larger than your flower center. I used a fabric-covered button the same color as my hat. Stitch it to your hat. Now you can "button" your choice of flower on to match your little's outfit!


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41 Responses to “new baby hat and bootie patterns in the shop {plus a free flower pattern}”

Pink Princess said...

What a sweet idea, would work for grown ups too lol :)

Kanien said...

Am I missing something? I can only see the booties pattern. I would love to get both the hat and the booties. Have you just not put the hat up yet?

saganaga said...

the changeable flower hat (with button) is such a clever idea !

ScrapHappyGal said...

Love this!!! So Cute :)

Novell said...

Serious cuteness!!! Sure wish I knew how to knit. Well, no, I don't really, but it's just so dang cute!!

Jen said...

Adorable and the models too!

Kathleen said...

This is SO cute!!! I went to check it out in your shop, but the hat isn't there?

Patricia said...

I love the hat!!! So precious! Can not WAIT for the pattern in toddler size!! Thanks for sharing the flower pattern!! LOVE it!! I love ALL your flowers! You are VERY talented!!

Becky said...

what kind of yarn do you use?

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Okay, kids, the hat pattern is back in stock. They sold out while I was sleeping! :)

As for yarn, I have a few favorites. I usually go for a cotton or cotton blend for babies, because I like the look and feel of it. My faves are Lion Brand's Cotton Ease, Microspun, and Cupcake. There's a sale on Lion Brand yarn going on now at JoAnn!

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Oh, and I just updated the post to mention that I usually do two strands of yarn on the six-petal flower so it's a little more stable (not floppy).

Michelle said...

Those are Adorable!!!

Heather Innusa said...

THESE ARE SO CUTE, I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF!!!!

Tina said...

Adorable! Any chance of you adapting it to a preemie size too?

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BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'll be watching for the adult size. It's really cute, but the baby is absolutely the prettiest baby I've seen in a long time.

Wendy said...

So excited for a baby pattern to work on. I am playing the waiting game for my second to get here and made the pumpkin/berry hat last night. Can't wait for you to post toddler size so that I can make a matching hat for my 1st!

Elaine said...

Cute booties and hat! Those flowers are great too. I was successful with the other flower instructions so I'm going to give this one a try too!

Bethany said...

Oh Miss Mandy, too cute! I must learn how to crochet...

Angela said...

So I just learned a new word from reading your blog post because up until now I had no idea what a cloche was. Is it wrong that I had no idea what that was?

LeAnne said...

Those are the cutest flowers I have ever seen! I'v tried to crochet other flowers, but this I can do! And it's much cuter

Erin said...

What a great idea!!! It's adorable!!

Courtney said...

Yet another adorable item that makes me wish that I knitted or crocheted! Thats it I have to learn before this baby comes in 5 months...
Could I learn on this pattern, or is it more advanced than that?

ificould said...

Loving these!! I added a link to it on my blog- so cute!

Jessica said...

I think the shop is out of hat patterns again...I'll check back soon, though!!!

Melissa Bryner said...

Really wanting the bootie pattern, but I don't see it. Is it sold out, and if so are you going to have more soon?

Kirby said...

Okay...so I CANNOT crochet (and don't have the time at all to learn right now.) Would you be willing to sell any of these sets? (I would need a size 3-6 months for my niece:) If so, email me at kirbyapel(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thank you!!

barneyn said...

this is sooo sweet :) such a darling idea, but what do you mean by fabric covered buttons? where do you get those? thanks

Beck said...

Hi! I'm new to crocheting and I had a question. I LOVE the hats you have pictured here and I was wondering if you could tell me the difficulty level? I don't want to buy it and not have the skill to complete it. I've tried 6 other free hat patterns I've found online and my hats always turn out flat with just a curve at the last row. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I would love to give your pattern a try (if its not too difficult). Thanks! :)

Rebecca said...

I love this hat! I like the contours of it, and of course the interchangeable flowers are awesome. I have been saying for months that I needed to figure out a way to do that, so I was extra thrilled to find your flower pattern!!

I'm trying to decide on a hat pattern for my daughter. What stitches do you use for this hat? Is it a different/more difficult stitch that makes the little ridges?
Thanks!

Rebecca said...

I just had to say how much I love this pattern. I bought the Ava Cloche pattern late Monday night and received the email within just a couple of hours.
This is by far my favorite cloche/beanie pattern I've made. It was so quick and easy, and looks absolutely kissable on my 18 month old. I made 3 hats over Tuesday and Wednesday, and I've gotten so many comments on them. I can't say enough how great this pattern is. And the interchangeable flowers make it even that much better. Thanks so much!!

Jessica said...

I just tried to go to your etsy shop to purchase these patterns, but they aren't there. Are you out of stock? I'd really like to make these booties for my pregnant friend who just found out she's having a girl! Please let me know!

Simply Sara said...

I am in love with this flower pattern! I made 6 already! I am going to buy the hat pattern to make some hats for gifts :) Thanks so much!

Rikki said...

I really really want to buy this pattern, but I can only find the pattern for the cloche, are you still selling the one for the booties? That's what I'd prefer to buy, since I've bought all your other hat patterns :) Thanks!

Dot said...

Have you more of the hat pattern available (with the daisies)??

RosannaRox said...

ohhh, i want/i want!!!

Amy said...

Tried your link but the pattern appears to no longer be available in your shop? Can you let me know when it is again?
lilsisser79@gmail.com

Aggy_27 said...

Hi, have you worked out the toddler hat pattern yet? I really love your hat and want to make one for my daughter who i coming to 2yrs old. xx

Mariana said...

Hi! These are adorable! I do not crochet and i will not...I just want to bay these for my baby girl! Please tell us how to buy them! thanks!

Ms. Blake said...

I do not see any pattern for the cap. Please let me know when it is available for purchase.
elblake@gmail.com
Thanks!

LoveToCrochet said...

Beautiful hat & flower! I am not familiar with the term "tc". Could you explain that please? Thanks!

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