Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hat for a New Baby...

And she couldn't wait to get here!

I was invited to a Sprinkle this Saturday for my friend Sharon's daughter.  She was expecting a fourth child, but her older daughter is over 10 -- maybe 11?  Then she had two boys, widely spaced due to unfortunate circumstances. 

Sprinkles are kind of mini-showers, for moms who already have babies but maybe they're having a girl when they've only had boys, or it's been a while and they gave all their stuff away or whatever.  I'm sure you can google it and find out all sorts of things about them.

The new baby was due in April.  Poor mom, she didn't look like she'd make it according to reliable sources.  You know that last month if you've had a child.  It can be agony, you're tired and feel ungainly and cranky.  And then if the baby is big, or if you are, it's worse.  I remember the last six weeks before the birth of my daughter -- ugh!  Not well of course because you block those memories or no one would ever repeat the process.

Anyway, this little family loves Disney... cruises probably annually, and has a great time doing it. 

I was recruited to crochet a little hat.  The patterns are free at the blog RepeatCrafterMe (and I'm sure other places too but I picked this one).

How cute is that??!!  The pattern called for little white buttons, which I would not sew on something for an infant no matter HOW secure I thought they'd be sewn.  I used circles of white fleece instead.  Besides now it's completely soft and still washable.  They're sewn on with big stitches and four thicknesses of white thread.

The directions are good, the patterns are sized for many heads, small to large, and the variety is just what any kid would want.

That's my aunt Sonya peaking through the ears...  Hi Sonya!

Baby could not wait another month and she arrived last night.  Happy Birthday!

Now to finish up a matching dress before Saturday... oh, and I'm working on a Ninja Turtle for her brother.

Sew on!

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