Acorn Beanie Hat | A finish {Knitting}

Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year everyone!

My first post is not about new year resolutions - I have many and some specific to this blog... but that will come later. Instead I will show you the only handmade item I made for Christmas. In fact I finished it after Christmas. It was not a successful handmade Christmas at the MiH household...But it is an opportunity to show off Baby MiH! 

Pattern: Brownie hat by Woolly Wormhead (available here)
Yarn: Spud & Chloe Sweater, in Chipmunk (less than a skein) - 
the same yarn as used for my Pull Isa
Needles: 5 mm circular, and 5 mm DPNs 
Size: The toddler size
Modifications: I did not knit the ear flaps.
Result: It is a great hat, very different from the ones you can buy on the high street. 

It is a very interesting construction. You knit the brim first, and stitched both sides together thanks to the Kitchener Stitch, and then pick up the stitches of the body of the hat. Look at the shape of it!

I love the texture of the hat as well and so does Baby MiH! 

And there we are, one happy little boy - and I am still amazed I managed to take so many pictures of him. He was having none of it until we went outside!


  1. Aah how cute is your baby with his new hat!

  2. That's an awesome beanie for this toddler! Man, he's big!

  3. its a beautiful beanie and perfect for keeping baby mih warm!

  4. That is a wonderful hat! And baby mih is so cute :)

  5. Do you know how much that little guy looks like you?! Such a gorgeous knit

  6. What an adorable hat! He looks so happy wearing it!

  7. Oh, such a charming little boy! And walking by himself already?! Very cute hat - it does look quite like an acorn... Which reminds me of Ice Age. :D

  8. Oh my goodness baby MiH is adorable! Those blue eyes!!! The hat is so cute.