summer larson design

When you are knitting or crocheting as much as I have been lately, sometimes you just need to get up and walk around. That can be a bit of a problem as your yarn trails behind you. I decided to make a little lightweight bag that I could wear to hold my yarn so that I could work and walk at the same time…hence, the “walkabout”! I used some fabric from an old sample book that I had which is why the sides are two different colors. I put a zipper in the top so that I could keep my yarn from pulling out and attached some simple nylon cord. Then I punched an eyelet in one side for the yarn to come through. It works great! Now I just have to be careful of where I’m walking when I’m looking at my work at the same time. ūüôā

Sometimes traditional baby colors are just what is called for, as in this pale pink and cream hat. With the open stitch work, detailed flower and a button center, this turned out to be one of my all-time favorites. It went home this morning with someone who agreed. What do you think?

Soft pink and cream

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Soft rose with antique looking trim

I am amazed at how many different shades of pink you can find when you really pay attention.  This particular one is called rose.  It is a lovely, softer shade of pink than my other bright pink so it seemed to call for a softer looking trim as well.  The flower and scalloped edge are almost antique-looking next to the pink and have a variegated thread edging.  I love the button I found to place at the center of my flower.  Perfect for the girly-girls out there.

I fell in love with this ribbon the minute I laid eyes on it. I was delighted to see that the hippo was a perfect match for my orchid-colored yarn, making for a bright, cheerful hat for some lucky newborn. It went home with someone just this morning, so now I get to make another!

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At least that is what they might call this collection in the world of music! Made the green one first, as another gender neutral hat option. Liked it so much that I continued with pink and blue. By that time it became a study in color, noting how different the hats looked by leaving the row pattern the same but changing colors. Great fun for me and a way to have a colorful collection of baby beanies, all ready to go to a new home.


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Blue Times Two

I don’t know if it was the cute penguins or the beautiful blue colors but these two sold before I even got a good picture taken of them!¬† No worries — I can always make more.¬† The slightly chunkier look of the 100% cotton makes these hats appropriate no matter the season.¬† Wouldn’t they look cute on a set of boy twins?

Princess Hat

My first princess¬†has arrived!¬† Her daddy stopped by my table several times checking out the hats before he decided this was the perfect one for the little girl he had on the way.¬† It is easy to see why with two wonderful shades of pink, glittery edging and a decorative accent that looks royal.¬† Saw a picture of the beautiful new arrival with her head full of dark hair.¬† Can’t wait to see her in the hat!

Boys Love Trucks

I’ve learned that when in doubt as what to do next on a hat for a girl, add a flower.¬† It isn’t always quite so clear as to what a “boy” hat should look like, especially if you are using something other than a traditional blue yarn.¬† So I was delighted when I¬†found¬†a¬†freight truck button that I could add to this fun, varigated orange and cream hat.¬† It reminds me of the matchbox cars and trucks that many little boys always have in hand.

Yummy Layer Cake

This hat started with a little leftover “lemon” yarn.¬† Had some pretty¬†“strawberry” of the same type of yarn so just continued with that.¬† I loved the two colors together!¬† It was starting to look like layer cake to me, so I added a little icing with a lacy look on the bottom and gave it a ruffle trim between layers.¬† Voila!¬† Good enough to eat.¬† I asked my friend, Karen Bertine, what she thought of my cake and she said it looked like sherbet to her.¬† What do you think?

About Summer

I have been knitting, crocheting, sewing and embroidering since childhood. It is great fun to combine many of these activities in handcrafting hats and other apparel for wee ones. I'm delighted that you have found my site and hope you enjoy browsing through my latest creations.

Most of the hats are made with 100% cotton. Prices range from $25 to $35 depending on time required in making that design. I also custom design hats and other apparel for special occasions or to match the colors of your favorite team. Just let me know what you have in mind!

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