Thursday, December 29, 2011

Beginners Crocheted Baby Hat {Try New Adventures Thursday!}

The I'm-40-weeks-pregnant-and-can-someone-please-get-this-baby-out-of-me restlessness has hit. It started after Christmas when I no longer had a holiday to plan for. Since then, we've been going for a family walk every morning, I'm bouncing on the labor ball frequently, and periodically I'll look up articles on ways to naturally induce labor (even though I know baby will come when baby will come). The day after Christmas, I decided that I needed a project.

You know all of those adorable crocheted hats that you see in a lot of newborn photography? Like this...

(Haha, the "You Need This" caption cracks me up! Way to work on a pregnant mama's hormones!)

I've been wanting (not needing) to get a similar hat for baby boy for all the times I subject him to mini newborn photography sessions. So I found this tutorial from Hooked On Needles and decided to give it a shot.

Crocheting a hat for baby...

For my 1st hat, I used some basic, soft, medium gray yarn and a size I crochet hook. I had to redo my first few rows because I followed the instructions incorrectly, but after that, the project flowed smoothly.

Coming along. Has really been good medicine for my restlessness.

I finished in one day! Which, when it comes to crochet projects, is probably a record for me.

And it's finished! Yay!!!!


I must say, crocheting a hat is incredible medicine for I'm-ready-to-pop restlessness. We're taking this little hat along with us to the hospital, and I can't wait to see it on our sweet baby's head. :)

Link up your adventures below for Try New Adventures Thursday! Meanwhile, I'll be bouncing on my labor ball and looking forward to what you have to share. Just link up your blog post below, link back to Alicia's Homemaking, and leave a few sweet comments on other participant's posts.



  1. Oh, I love this!!! I might give this a try. Most things I see are for knitting, and I don't know how to knit. I barely know how to crochet, but at least I wouldn't be completely learning from the start! I want to make a winter hat for Susannah, too... maybe I can make them matching hats :)

  2. When I first saw this blog post for a split second I though "wait what! She had the baby & didn't tell me!?!" Silly I know. But anyway...that hat is super cute. Can you make those for my kids when I have them?

  3. So adorable!! Every time I see newborn clothes, I'm just amazed at how small my two boys used to be. Babies are so precious!

  4. Hmmm...makes me think I could possible do something like this. I have never crocheted before, but I have knitted. My grandma has knitted everything known to mankind. haha

    My TNAT link up is not an adventure that I would have had liked (is that wording correct?) to have this week, but oh well... hope that baby is here to celebrate the new year!!

  5. Super cute! I crocheted little hats for my kids too. In fact, they still wear them...stretched to the max! :)

  6. Congratulations on the baby, Alicia! Hope you're getting lots of rest and that hat is the cutest :)!

  7. I love your hat. And I am really looking forward to trying New Adventure with you in 2012. Congratulations on your new baby boy, Alicia!

  8. Looks like most of the hats that inspired you are knitted, not crocheted. Yours is sweet, too.


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