Cubs Cap

A friend came to me wanting to place an order for a baby hat. One of his friends was having a baby and they are huge Cubs fan so he wanted to give them a little Cubs Cap for their expected baby. How could I say no?

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I turned to my favorite CTbL’s Infant Basic Beanie in size 3-6 months. I used Big Twist Value in Royal Blue with a 4.25mm hook. I then used the Spring Training Cap pattern for the brim of the hat. With a little math calculations it was real simple to do. For the big C I used Moogly’s Lowercase Alphabet with RHSS in Cherry Red, Caron One Pound in White, and the 4.25mm hook.

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I think it turned out looking like the real thing!!

On The Hook:

  • Floor Poof
  • Marvel Square
  • Spa Set
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Toddler Tool Belt

The fourth and final item in this order was for a tool belt in coordinating colors with the hard hat. These might have been the cutest toys I’ve ever made! And super easy too since there was no stuffing required!! I used My Sweet Potato 3’s Tool Belt – Hammer, Wrench, Screwdriver Pattern in size 3-6 months. I used RHSS in Gold, Blue, and Gray Heather with 5.5mm and 6.5mm hooks.

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When I made this the stitch counts on the belt were off. The button whole was super off and the length wasn’t what it needed to be. Christine was fairly quick with her response. Facebook was acting up so the delay wasn’t her fault. It wasn’t long at all for her to fix everything.

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I was a little confused with the wording on the head of the wrench. So I kind of just did what I thought looked good to me. I think it all worked out in the end.

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I think my favorite part about this is that the tools and holder are one size and you can continue making bigger belts as the child grows! It would also be adorable in pink or purple for a little girl’s set. Girls need tools too!

On The Hook:

  • Baby Boy Things
  • Snowflakes
  • Graph Designing

Construction Hard Hat

The third item from this order was for a construction worker’s hard hat. It was requested that the hat be yellow and there be a blue stripe to match the one worn by the recipient’s family member. Not a problem! I do aim to please 🙂 So off I went to find the perfect pattern and what I ended up using was My Sweet Potato 3’s Construction Hard Hat Pattern. I also used RHSS in Gold and Blue.

I couldn’t meet gauge (as usual with every pattern I try to make) so I did some math and using a 6mm and the 6-12 months pattern I would be able to get the finished measurements of the 3-6 month old. No biggie. I left off one round for the height difference.

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The first time I did this all the ftpt dc’s spiraled 😦 I had a very close deadline on this so I fixed it on my own. Rather than doing a ftpt dc and then a hdc in the same st I did the hdc first and then the ftpt dc. That seemed to help make them go straight. I also always skipped the first st after the ftpt dc rather than the one before. Definitely happy with the second result.

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The front brim also wasn’t centered. I counted back my 9 stitches, hdc the 16. But it wasn’t centered. I just added a couple hdc to make it equal on both sides.

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I did surface slip stitches up the middle front to back to form a stripe per the customer’s request. I probably could have done a better job crocheting a separate piece and sewing it on but I thought surface slip stitch was the best option with all the ftpt dc

Overall I like how it turned out and the customer loves it

On The Hook:

  • Baby Boy Things
  • Snowflakes
  • Graph Designing

Deer Hat

The second item in this order I had was for a deer hat. I’ve made them in the past so this would be a piece of cake! I used CTbL’s Infant Basic Beanie pattern in size 0-3 months. For all the deer embellishments I used Repeat Crafter Me’s Rudolph the Reindeer Hat pattern. I used RHSS in Buff, Cafe Latte, and Coffee. I used a 4.25mm hook for the beanie, 5.5mm for the antlers, 3.75mm and 5mm for the ears.

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I did not stuff the mini antler as I felt it didn’t need it. After stuffing the main antler I folded and sewed the bottom closed before sewing onto the hat. Turned out perfect!

On The Hook:

  • Bookmarks
  • Floor Poof
  • Baby Boy Things

Baby Bear Beanie

These next couple of post will be about a custom order that I received while at a baby shower!! The first item I was asked to make was a baby bear beanie.

As per usual I used CTbL’s Infant Basic Beanie pattern in size 0-3 months. I also used Erban Studio’s Just Bear Ears pattern for the ears. I first used this pattern back in 2014 when making a bear beanie for a new baby cousin. It worked so perfectly the first time that I knew I would use it again this second time.

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For the beanie I used RHSS in Coffee with a 4.0mm hook for the beanie and a 5.0mm hook for the ears. I also double stranded the ears to make them more sturdy. Perfect every time!

On The Hook:

  • Baby Boy Things
  • Floor Poof
  • Knitted Scarf