Saturday, October 01, 2011

Snuggly Newborn Bear Hat

Need a quick baby shower gift?  The bear hat does the trick every time!

It takes less than 2 hours to make (and I am a slow knitter).  I found the pattern here on etsy.  It is $5.50, but I bet it has saved me hundreds in gifts!  It's so easy too; the instructions are simple and you don't even need to know how to knit in the round.

This is the yarn I use
I have done this hat in various colors (bright pink, purple, white, tan, brown) and every single one has been cute!
See... regular straight needles.

 Here I am sewing the ears on.

This is a pic my friend sent to me of a brown one I made as a gift.  The model is her newborn son (he is only 1 week old here)
That's another great thing about this hat... it is so easy and cheap to send in the mail since it folds up small.

I thought these colors would be perfect for a little baby named Ruby who is on her way :)

My daughter wore her bear hat all through her first winter and people would stop me to ask where I got it! Be sure to check out PhylPhil's etsy shop if you're looking for the pattern.  I don't even know her, but I feel I am forever indebted to her for this genius pattern.

Blessings!
Jamie
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37 comments:

  1. How sweet! My mother in law just made one of these for our newest addition and they really are so cute...I didn't know how easy they were so easy to make, or at least you make it look easy!

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  2. That is so sweet...I can't knit to save my life. I would have paid you to knot one!

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  3. CUTE! I would not call myself a knitter, crocheting has my heart but i know enough to make a scarf, not sure I could make a hat though. Maybe I'll just pay you to make one for me! :)

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  4. that is SO cute!!! oh my goodness! id on't knit or crochet and it is not on my list of skills to learn... so question... would you be willing to sell one? i have a friend having a baby boy and would love to give this to her!

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  5. How cute!! I wish I could crochet...but nope! :) thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment! I am your newest follower. Hope to see you back at my place soon!

    Emily

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  6. Cute! Cute! Cute! I've made bear hats with brown yarn but I really like the varigated. Thanks for sharing! I found you through Under the Table and Dreaming.

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  7. I agreed not to sell the hats but there are some for sale on the etsy site in the link above! -Jamie (the creative imperative)

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  8. how cute love it come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  9. How cute! Love it! You did such a great job!

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  10. Wow that is so cute! I'm a really slow knitter too so perhaps it's something I can manage.

    Have a lovely day,
    Jade

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  11. Hi I'm a new follower from Cure for the Common Monday.

    Teddy bear ears are a classic! Very cute! :o)

    Please feel free to link up to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  12. o my goodness this is so darling!!!

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  13. This is my favorite thing ever that you've made for me or anyone. LOVE IT. Too bad me trying to learn to make it last year was a fail! Maybe if we have a blizzard I'll try again this year :-)

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  14. way too cute :) stopping by from rook's weekly linky

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  15. This is sooo adorable! I swear my hands just don't knit so I am always in awe of taking a ball of yarn and making it into something amazing! I love it! thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my newest giveaway @
    http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/mr-woody-giveaway-win-up-to-100-in.html

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  16. SO cute! Your friend's baby looks extra precious in it too :) Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This is super cute! I would love to try a hat like this! Thanks for sharing the pattern source too. It looks so adorable on the baby! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested: http://mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/document.html

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  18. I love this little hat! So adorable! Thanks for sharing the pattern!
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

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  19. This is so cute! My little one is a Minnie Mouse lover, and I bet it would be easy to turn it into something like that.

    Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  21. That is so precious!

    I would love for you to link up your creation at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/jaqs-studio-first-ever-linky-party.html

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  22. what a cute gift idea!! that baby looks too precious in his hat.
    stopping by from idea room.

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  23. Oh my gosh this is so adorable !I need to learn how to knit something besides scarves.

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  24. What a super cute hat! Thank you so much for linking it up to Savvy HomeMade Monday!

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  25. I don't know a single parent who wouldn't oooh and ahhh if the got one of your wonderful hats as a gift for the baby. Absolutely precious and adorable!

    Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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  26. Oh my gosh, look at your little model! How precious is that? I love, love, love this!!!

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  27. Well isn't this the sweetest little thing! And that baby is absolutely adorable! You are talented! Thanks for sharing @ Show & Share!

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  28. Super cute! can 't wait to try a hat like this! Thanks for sharing the pattern source too. It looks so adorable on the baby! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items.

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  29. Hi Jamie, how cute is that. Thanks for sharing and such an easy pattern. I recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop on over to my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would really like that. Hugs, Chris

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  30. Super cute! I'm a new knitter, but I think I could figure this one out! How many Cast on stitches did you start with for a newborn? 40-48? Thanks!
    Tiffany :)

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  31. One more thing...did you make bear booties to go with it?

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