Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Finishes: Baby hats a study in pink

I'll be honest with you. I didn't really develop an appreciation for pink until I was an adult. In fact being an *adamant tomboy  I probably overcompensated for it quite a bit. I think around the time I became a mother, when commercials began to make me cry, all small animals found sanctuary in my heart and basically I became a big old softie about the entire world I learned to love pink. Do I think you need to have a kid to appreciate pink? No, I'm not THAT ridiculous. However I think for me, I learned to tap into things of hope and comfort more easily after I did. And that is what pink feels  like or represents for me. Hope and comfort. Like the soft light of winter, like an ocean view peering through the fog, like a Jacob's ladder in the middle of a valley.

'Tis the season people, let me get my squishy self on.

'Tis also the season of little people where a lot of happiness and hope is so innocently expressed.

A friend of mine just had her first baby. A much anticipated girl. She has been unapologetic in her love of pink preparations for this little one and so I thought ... how about a pink hat?

I've been wanting to try this pattern since Kepanie wrote about it.


It's baby bear hat and is knit in what I like to call, "brand spanking new baby" size. Sure I could math some gauge out and make a bigger one but why?

Obviously the kid will want a pink hipster baby hat, right? I've done this pattern before, but full human size. This was another hat I saw Kepanie did for a baby recently and thought, YES! Hipster baby. This Mom is too cool for school, so she gets a baby hip hop dancer hat to boot.

I'm pleased.

*where one must verbally, incessantly remind one's parents when any fashion choices were criticized or suggested including the color pink. Yes I was a handful.

19 comments:

  1. I understand about pink completely, I didn't discover it until I was all grown up either. The hats are fab, she will be the coolest baby around. Wishing you a good weekend Ellen. Away to Arsenal on Monday, might be a tricky one. CJ xx

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  2. I concur, Ell. I was against pink. My coworkers threw me a mint and lavender shower. But once the tween was born, I was overthrown and accepted the pink kingdom. Thanks for the shout out. The baby bear hat will get rave comments. These hats are solid fun.

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  3. I've knit a few pink items for babies, but have never owned anything strictly punk myself. It just doesn't look good with my completion or hair color.

    Love the hats, especially the little ears - adorable.

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  4. Oh my gosh.....those EARS!!!!!

    Happy holidays to you, you ol' squishy!!!! ;-)

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  5. Perfect in pink!!!! New mom is going to love them!

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  6. Adorable! I must admit I have never gotten over my aversion to pink. Never bought it for my girls and try to avoid using it in my knits. If anything, fuchsia is my go to.

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  7. Gorgeous! I will never be caught dead in pink but I can appreciate it on others and babies wearing it is just right! Nice work with the knitting!

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  8. in all the hubbub of the holiday season, you found time to make not one but TWO adorable hats. What a friend you are. (What a friend you have!!! You wouldn't spend that much time unless she was a goodie!!)

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  9. These are lovely. well done. I hated pink when I was younger but I really do like it now.
    Happy Holidays,
    Meredith

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  10. Those are great hats! The bear ears are too cute!

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  11. I'm with you on the pink. I never cared for it until I was much much older. Now I have a great appreciation. Love that shade of pink!!!

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  12. Pink has always been one of my favourite colours. But I was the girl in the frilly pink dress right there in the mud and dirt with the boys. If I was going to get dirty, I was going to do it in style!
    I also like pink on men... a nice pale pink dress shirt... so sexy!

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  13. Love the bear hat! Kinda thinking that pattern may find its way onto the needles rather soon...

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  14. Pink is the new black, and I love the ribbed hat! The bear hat is too adorable. It took me many years to convince my hubby that a pink shirt would not kill him. He will wear one now but he is still not convinced that it doesn't reduce his manliness. MEN!!

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  15. That hat is fantastic, Ellen!
    I am with you all the way in your discovery of the love for Pink. Everything you said resonates!

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  16. Beautiful. I am not a big fan of pink either, but I do like those colors that border on it, like fuschia and redish purple.

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  17. You've outdone yourself with not one but TWO pink hats! Adorable, especially the baby bear hat. That one should be a mandatory requirement for all newborn babies :) I was a tomboy too, so pastels and especially pink were non-existent in my closet until well after my 90's grunge phase. (ohwhoamikidding, still living the grunge) But now I adore pink, the louder the pink the better! Hope that your holidays were bright & fun! Happy New Year!

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