I knit something I can actually share with you!

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I made up this trapper-style hat for a special baby-friend, in a very un-trapperish teal. The outer yarn is Cascade Longwood, a multi-plied superwash merino, and the lining is Drops Air! I really wanted something fluffy, soft, and warm – and not synthetic. Air is a “blow” yarn of baby alpaca and merino.

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I worked from the top down, so the flaps are all seamless.

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The front flap has functional buttons, unlike a lot of patterns I looked at (the front flap is usually just sewn down) – I don’t really expect it’ll be undone very often, but just in case!

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The earflaps are also lined, and the lining extends up a bit into the body of the hat for extra warmth! I did end up sewing the edges of the lining to the edges of the earflaps, so it wasn’t completely seamless.

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Ready for the adorable modelled shots?

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It fits! So adorable!

Check out my project on Ravelry.

Oh, and I have new patterns up today with Swans Island (on Ravelry). Check out their Spring 2016 washable wool kids collection – I designed the Riptide Hoodie, Mermaid Cardigan, and Schooner Dress. More on those projects in a few!

4 Responses to “FO: Teal Trapper Hat”

  1. Karen (carrotmusic on Ravelry)

    Quite the adorable hat. I suspect the reason most similar hats don’t have functional buttons is because they are considered a choking hazard. Not entirely sure how the child would get hold of them and chew them loose (if they were well attached), but just thought I would mention it. Love the shades of teal!

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  2. Susan

    I saw the Riptide Hoodie on Ravelry today and it jumped in my cart! I love it. I hope to convince one of my kids (I have an 8yo daughter and a son who will be 10 in a couple weeks) that they need one because I really want to knit it. If you design a grown-up version I’ll be all over it!
    And that hat is so adorable. Perfect for Canadian winter, I bet!

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