This adorable little project came from Liesl Gibson’s new book, Little Things to Sew, which as its name suggests is a lovely collection of small (and rather quick) projects to sew for children. After seeing this behind-the-scenes post on the Oliver+S blog (it’s so fun to see the photoshoot!) I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it, so when my copy arrived a few weeks ago I was super-duper excited! This one was my immediate favorite:
It’s called the “Cosy Winter Hood” and the pattern calls for wool coating or a felted sweater which would be wonderful for winter, but I figured with lighter fabrics it would also work for a spring hat. I made it out of a pale pink baby wale corduroy and some white stretch terry. Because both of these fabrics have a little stretch they were a little trickier to work with (I got a few puckers after pulling out the original bunny-sized ears I tried and replacing them with the bear/chipmunk ears you see here) so I think I’d recommend trying a corduroy that doesn’t have much stretch if you decide to make one like this. The other thing that would be fantastic would be flannel, don’t you think? One other note: the hood sizing is generous, so I went down a size for Clementine and made her an extra small (up to 12M), which as you can see in the pictures is the perfect size for her 20-month-old head right now. But if you want it to have room to grow, definitely stick with the sizing Liesl’s provided.
I die at how cute this is on her. As spring is still quite cool around these parts it’s turning out to be perfect for the weather we’ve been having. She played outside in it all morning yesterday so I got a few pictures:
The photography is fantastic and gives the reader plenty of eye-candy, which in my opinion is half the fun. La-la-love these adorable projects:
I’ve got this hat pattern traced for Elliot next…I think this would work for a cute boy hat.