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hand knitted baby hats…for warm heads & warm hearts

Organic cotton newborn baby hat, photographic prop

As a photographer, I LOVE working with little babies.  This beauty was asleep, but a little wiggly at first.   Then, after a good feeding, she was zonked!   She is just so precious, I can hardly stand it!

She is wearing the Ruby hat – and I am currently working on getting an image with the hat without the ceramic button.  While I love the button for photography, I’ll be showing the same hat with two knit flowers (1 inside the other).   This is to make this design more suitable for everyday wear (without the choking hazard the ceramic button may cause.)   The organic cotton and texture are light enough for spring and fall wear – and of course, make beautiful portraits!

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Chip – knitted baby hat, newborn, photography prop

Another organic!   I felt a need for more boy hats, and was thankful to find this yarn in that great organic cotton I like to use.   I made the border squares, which reminds me of a baby blanket I made a while ago and I really like the variation in texture.

A name, a name, the pressure of a name!  Thinking of names for the girl hats was easy, my family is mostly girls!  But, boy names are more challenging…..so I thought I’d start with the oldest of my younger brothers.   Besides, this reminds me of a hat Chip used to wear.   Or maybe not.   It just reminded me of him, and I like the pattern, so I wanted to actually give it a name, because I’d like to make more “Chips”!  (Though when I was younger, 1 Chip was plenty!)  🙂

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J.T. Hand knitted baby hat, newborn, premie

I made this hat on a whim one day, and it’s tiny.  So cute and so tiny.  It’s a lot like the Meghan, just a little different.  And for a boy, obviously.   I chose the name J.T. because we had a premie born into our circle several months ago.  Thankfully, little J.T. is growing and thriving, and we really can’t call him ‘little’ any more!   We are so grateful he’s strong and healthy.   I’ll make this hat available in bigger sizes, though, but will list the JT in the store, for that premie that needs a warm head!

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New hand knitted baby hats, newborn, photography prop

After determining my patterns for the named hats below, I decided to play around a bit with other styles and designs.  This is called, descriptively enough, Small Twist (pink).   Made of the same chunky yarn as the Brooke, this is Imagejust a fun hat I came up with one day.  As all the other hats, this will be available in the store, but this may be the only one made.  If it’s popular, I’ll make more.  🙂

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Pink – hand knitted baby hat – Brooke – pink

This beautiful baby, and isn’t she beautiful, came to see us a couple of weeks ago and she was a joy to work with.  How can you not smile when you see that face?  Many thanks to her mom, J,and my friend Mary, who referred her to us.   So happy to have her as a new client.  We love babies!

She is modeling the Brooke, named after another most beautiful baby girl.   This is quickly becoming my most talked about hat!

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Sample Images – Newborn/Baby hats, photography props

After finally launching the site and getting my facebook page and online store set up, everything suddenly came to a halt.  I got sick.  Too sick to move sick.  And I never get that sick.   Thankfully, I’m feeling better and have more energy, so it’s time to get back to it!

The first thing I did when I was able to get vertical again, and back to work, was to get some images ready to post that show my hats ‘in action’.  🙂  I’m so excited to see how they look in portraits!   More to come….

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Jessie – Hand Knitted baby hat, newborn hat, photography prop


The Jessie is a sweet, fun, super cute hat, just like the girl who requested one of these.  The yarn is super soft and has a lovely variation of colors from lilac to dark purple.

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Bobby – Knitted baby hats, newborn photography props

I LOVE this design! The ribbed edge gives it a ‘big boy’ hat look, while the pom poms make it perfect for a tiny baby boy. This yarn is super soft and cozy.

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Brooke – Knitted baby hats, newborn photography props

The hat that started this all!   This is the first design I came up with – and named after the sweet girl I made it for. 🙂  The bright pink is so cute and the pom pom is oversized fun.

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Cassie – Knitted baby hats, newborn photography props

The Cassie is made from a super, super soft bamboo blend that is just..incredibly soft!  I love that it’s made from mixed sources, so it’s even Earth friendly!

I like working with an alternative yarn that is so yummy and soft and the colors make it one of my favorites.

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