Sweet Baby Hats and a Clutch

I love blogging, but what I think I might love even more, is the inspiration and community that comes with being a craft/sewing blogger.  I am constantly bookmarking things in my reader with the intention of coming back and someday actually completing all the amazing projects and ideas I have found.

Well, as I’m sure most of you know, that just isn’t going to happen.  I’m never going to complete every awesome sewing or crafting tutorial that I have bookmarked (though I wish I could!).  But every so often, there is a tutorial that I must complete without question……and here are two of them……

These little hats were my very first attempt at crocheting in the round.  I’ve made lots of blankets and scarves, but when I saw this hat I knew I must expand my horizons and give it a go.  These sweet little girl/baby hats were made from a tutorial from the blog, Aesthetic Nest

I know this is saying a lot, but Anneliese’s blog is definitely one of my top five blog reads – no doubt!  It’s one of those blogs where my heart starts racing when her posts pop up in my reader because I just can’t wait to see what lovely and inspiring thing she has to share.  I could go on and on about Aesthetic Nest, but I’ll save that for another day.  Until then, go over and check the beautiful world she has created for herself, her husband, and three gorgeous daughters and print out this crochet pattern while you’re there.

Click here to view her tutorial for a girls size 18 – 24 months, 3-4 year old and 5-6 year old.
Click here to view here tutorial for a baby girl size 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-12 months.

I made this little white hat for my friend Beth’s new baby girl.  This is 3-6 month size and I can’t wait to see it on little baby Erin.

This was also my first attempt at crocheting a flower, but I love how it turned out.  I’m thinking of crocheting some of these to add to my girls dresses or perhaps adding a clip to the back for a hair accessory.

I made the little pink hat for my daughter Matilda and the periwinkle one for Savannah.  Matilda wasn’t really having my little photo shoot for this hat.  Her look shouts, “Mom, you’re driving me crazy!!”

I did manage to get one cute shot of her.  Be it blurry or not, at least she’s flashing me her sweet Matilda grin. 

It was my sister-in-law, Abby’s, birthday this past weekend and I wanted to make her a little something.  I used Anna from Noodlehead’s (another one of my favorite blogging gals) “Gathered Clutch Tutorial” to make this cute little bag.

I used Art Gallery “Sugar” fabric for the exterior and the lining.

I love the interior.  It has a divider in the middle and places for all of your credit cards.

I finished it off with one of my own labels, The Cottage Mama.  Anna’s tutorial was super-simple to follow.  If you want to give sewing a zipper a go, I highly recommend giving this little clutch a try.

Click here to head over to Noodlehead and print out Anna’s lovely tutorial.

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  1. The photos of Matilda are so priceless! She looks so darling in her cloche.

  2. Wow, Linds, you are on a roll!!! I can’t even keep up with my commenting! Loved the photo shoot pictures yesterday, love the photo shoot pictures today. Your girls are so adorable and they just have the sweetest little faces. I imagine them to be very calm and collected. Crocheting is one thing I’ve never tried and it’s probably my top want to learn thing. I tried a book once, but I really need a Granny to sit me down by a cozy fire and teach me. OR, maybe we can go have a girls crafting weekend someday and YOU can teach me. 🙂

    And I have really been itching to do a little clutch. I tried to freestyle one just last night and, well, that didn’t turn out so well, but maybe I can salvage it if I go check out this tutorial. Yours turned out lovely!! Wish I would’ve won that fabric!! 🙂 I’m going to go check out those blogs now!!

    Have a good night!

  3. I love the crochet in the round. Its blankets and scarves that I can not seem to wrap my head around. Its not that I can’t do it, hats are just faster for me.

  4. Your little one looks SO cute in the hat!

  5. love the clutch, kinds coordinates with your blog. 🙂 such pretty fabrics!

  6. I think that this is going to be my window in to the world of crochet! My mom is an avid crocheter (is that a word?) and she is going to teach me from this pattern. My two girls will look so cute in these hats. I just love new projects and can’t wait to start this one. It’s just yummy to me!