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Thursday, April 3, 2008


A Gnome Hat for Baby

Donning this hat, bless your baby with the good attributes of a gnome: kindness, intelligence, and creativity. The design of this hat is as practical as it is whimsical. It will keep a baby’s entire head and ears warm and dry.

From start to finish, this gnome hat was handmade. The fiber batt was purchased from Loop, an Etsy store specializing in hand-carded batts. The batt, titled Midnight Magic, was a combination of corriedale wool, bamboo and glitz. Tavia then spun the Midnight Magic with malachite green bamboo. Finally, the yarn was plied with slate blue cotton thread. Thus, the yarn is a mix of bright blue, seafoam blue, and aqua with hints of black as well as blue-green sparkles.

The hand spun yarn was then hand knit by Tavia into a fun gnome design to fit a four to twelve month-old baby.

The result is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind baby hat.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I absolutely love the yarn used in this hat. Very well displayed in the photos, too. Great job!