During our little snow-cation I found a bit of time to whip together this simple pixie hat for miss Josie. I made her one just like it when she was a tiny baby but never got around to blogging about it but she really did wear it all of the time.
I was originally inspired by this hat made by the famed Elsie of A Beautiful Mess...although her version is crocheted. I am a little too lazy for that right now but my SIL Jenny has made that version and it is super cute! Instead I just used the basic shape and process but mine basically takes the same amount of time as whipping together a pillow cover or burp cloth - perfect for growing babies and making several in different color combos.
The supplies for the pixie snow hat:
1. A rectangle of cotton fabric (I used a vintage sheet) and a coordinating piece the same size in fleece. You basically need to measure the length of yourself or the person your making it for from jaw bone to jaw bone. Make it wide enough to fit like a bonnet. For Josie my rectangles were 20"x8"
2. Two braided pieces of fabric or yarn for the neck ties.
3. A pom pom (optional)
Step 2: Sew around the entire perimeter of the hat leaving about a two inch gap on one of the longer sides - make sure it's the opposite long side to the one holding the neck ties. Trim the excess of the neck tie ends and flip the entire hat right side out.
Step 3: Next your going to make another sandwich flipping the rectangle with right sides together again and sew up the back of the hat.
Step 4: Flip it all with right sides out and sew a cute pom pom on top. Tie it on and enjoy!
I hope you guys have a great day today - we are all thawed out and soggy with rain around here now...but I am daydreaming about more snow!
Happy Monday everyone I hope it's a fabulous day!!