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Homage to a Pixie Hat

There is something so charming and magical about pixie hats on babies and children. They are whimsical and sweet and most importantly keep little heads warm and cosy.

I love the Finley pattern by Dover & Madden. It’s a quick to knit and very easy to follow pattern with a wonderful finished result. Over the years I have made a few in various sizes. I also like the fact that I can use various yarns to create different sizes.

Here’s one in green, using DROPS Baby Merino.

Another one using DROPS Nepal, which is wonderfully soft against the skin. Such a gorgeous colour too.

Another DROPS Baby Merino for a friend who has a son almost exactly the same age as my Max.

The following made using DROPS Nepal too.

Would you look at this sweet boy wearing his pixie hat? Isn’t he just the sweetest thing? His big smile. It warms my heart.

This final hat was also made using DROPS Nepal.

Just look at this wee man wearing his pixie bonnet. Just adorable.

STATS
Pattern:
 Finley Pixie Hat by dover & madden.
Yarn: Various yarns, including DROPS Nepal and DROPS Baby Merino.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 2015 and 2016.

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12/52

Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

12 52 Luke

Luke: trying to muster a smile…poor boy is down with a really bad cough. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO-1000).

12 52 Max

Max: mud!!! (Canon EOS 550D, f/5, 1/60 sec, ISO-100).

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Long Weekend Bits

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Knitting doll... Took me a while to figure out again.
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Birdfeeder...
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Smiles all round
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Making pancakes
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Pancake breakfast
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7 weeks old
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With uncle Nathan...
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Trampolining fun!
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Bank holiday BBQ
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Best friends already, like their older brothers

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Playing like they see each other every day

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Loving the baby gym

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FO: Beanies Galore

Last years orders from milliemanu also included some beanies. I knitted 12 of them, 7 pink ones and 5 blue ones. This was a nice and quick knit with DROPS Karisma, and without further ado I’m just going to post the pictures.

Hat One

Hat Two

Hat Three

Hat Four

Hat Five

Hat Six

Hat Seven

Hat Eight

Hat Nine

Hat Ten

Hat Eleven

Hat Twelve

And here’s a few pictures of the pile of beanies.