Thursday, August 27, 2009

Teenie Weenie Hats

I have been trying to find a way to generate a bit of extra cash using my knitting skills. Every so often an opportunity comes up for me to sell something or other. I wanted to let you all know what I have been up to and share a couple of photos.

About a month ago a good friend of mine asked me to make a hat for a baby shower that she was attending. She asked if the hat could be a bee hat since the mom to be is a bee keeper.

This is the bee that I made. Sitting next to my coffee cup to show how teenie it is.

Everyone loved it!

In the mean time the same friend who asked me to make the hat got the word out to a friend of hers (who owns a childrens clothing store) that I could knit these little bitty hats.

When the word got back to me of the opportunity to sell some of my creations I jumped at it. I made a few bee hats and a couple of plain hats with varigated yarn.

I also made this hat:

My goal is to make mostly novelty hats, I have a lot of ideas for hats that mimic various fruits and vegetables and hats that have random animal ears on them.

All of the hats will be the same size (generally for newborns or baby's that are a couple of months old) but, I will only be making 1 or 2 of each so that not too many people have the same thing. Unfortunately I do not have any patterns for these hats to share with you. I usually just get an idea in my head and then test it out, if it comes out bad I frog it and start over. If you are really interested in how I made the hats I can give general directions, but you will mostly have to wing it.

The hats are being sold in Maine at the Bangor Mall in a little shop called The Mad Hatter.

I will post more pictures as I produce more hats. I am glad to share these Teenie Weenie Hats with you.

I have added a few more hat photos to the blog. The Topsy Turvy Flower Hat I made quite a while ago for a special little girl on her first birthday. The others I have made in the last few months.
Also, please check out the Ryan J. Moore Photography Blog!
Ryan is one of my oldest friends, he e-mailed me a while ago and asked if I could make him a hat with teddy bear ears for his photo shoots. I ended up making him 3 hats, this morning when I checked his blog one of the hats appeared in a recent photo shoot! Its too darn cute!
Topsy Turvy Flower