Thursday, September 23, 2010

crochet baby hat patterns & more from japan

Today we visited the golden temple, Kinkaku-ji, in Kyoto. Can you imagine how long it must have taken to apply gold leaf to the exterior of this entire building? And I think a quilt takes a long time to finish!

And here we are soaking our tired feet in a natural hot spring. My husband thinks we should open one of these in the mall. :)

While traveling by plane and train this week, I've had plenty of time to crochet a few baby items for my new niece (just born this week) and nephew (coming soon!). This pattern is my old standby for baby boys. It's quick and easy, but a little more interesting than just a plain beanie. It has a faux flap where you can attach buttons. I love it. It's the Easy Big Button cap from the littleprojects etsy shop. (I've used a couple of her patterns and they're great.) The pattern is for an adult hat, but I made it for 3-6 month old baby by following the same pattern only using a size J hook and a worsted weight yarn (the pattern calls for a K hook and two strands of a thick and quick yarn). Isn't it adorable on baby G, back when it actually fit him? I think he's outgrown it since this was taken!

I've also had time to finish writing and testing my patterns for a sweet baby girl hat and booties that I promised forever ago. They may be a bit different from the original, but just as cute (or cuter). Here's a sneak peek.

As soon as I get home and unpack, I'll get the patterns in the shop. Both the beanie and the booties will have flower patterns included. They're quick and easy, especially compared to gilding a temple!

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7 Responses to “crochet baby hat patterns & more from japan”

Laura said...

check out Inner Hooker on Esty, she has a ton of patterns!

Ranae Broadhead said...

oh dont you just love japan! it was my favorite place to visit! hope your enjoying it :)

Anonymous said...

So cute! This makes me wish I knew how to crochet! (sigh) Another thing to add to my "learn to do someday" list (=

Andrea said...

We just got back from Japan yesterday and were at the same beautiful temple 5 days ago. Love your blog!!

barneyn said...

this hat is sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the preview and delicious baby- so glad i stumbled upon your blog!

Lindsay said...

Where is this pattern available? My mom would love to make this for our baby!

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