Well, since the last post a lot has gone on in our little house, so I’ll start a series of posts today to try to catch you all up. First and most importantly, we had a baby boy! His name is Denzel Martin Jones. He is named after my Dad. And he is a Gem. He is also very smiley and crawling already too. He was born on the 10th of April. And here are a couple Pictures of him.He was a week old in this picture, and just perfect. He had tons of straight hair, not curly like older brothers. I love this picture because it is so sweet, yet really shows how full our hearts and hands are with these two little men.
Now to introduce the Hat Model, Mr. Denzel Jones!
He is an absolute joy and he is a great hat model 🙂 I also made a big person sized hat (which I finished yesterday which prompted me to remember I had that other one for his pretty little head.) Here he is playing with it. And finally, Mr. Chubbs
Next up, how I turned a goodwill find into a cozy bassinet for this little mans home coming.
Well this post is about another hat. One with a little more intricate detailing then the previous hats. It’s also about another baby Jones. We are expecting to welcome a new little Jones in the next month or so, which is very exciting, as well as scary. With our first little monkey we decided not to find out the gender before he was born, and we are doing the same with this baby Jones. So I needed to make a hat for this baby that can work for a boy or a girl. Because every baby needs to be welcomed with a hat, or ten, duh.
So I choose this teal cotton since it works for a boy and with a little embellishments and bling also works for a girl. Here are some pictures:
Here is a link to the free pattern which is called the horseshoe lace cap.
The band of this hat is worked in the rib stitch, one purl one knit, but the knit stitch is worked in the back loop which gives the band a nice tight braided look. Here is a picture of what the rib stitch worked in the back loop looks like:
This is what a normal rib stitch would look like:
Now in case it’s a girl, I found this great tutorial on how to crochet triple layer flowers
I haven’t sewn the flower the hat yet, but plan to fix it with a big sparkly button in the center of the flower if it is a girl.
Here is a picture of the top, with my little guy modelling it. The picture is a little dark, but it shows the details very well.
So to conclude, if you would like to find out whether we had a boy or a girl, comment and come back to get details and pictures. Then be sure to bug me till I post pictures if it takes more then a month, and a half. 🙂 >