Introducing, Itty Bitty Butterflies Baby Hat: a soft beanie-style hat featuring a row of delicate little butterflies and a cable ribbed brim.
The pattern includes a both written and charted patterns and a step-by-step photo tutorial to guide you through creating those unique butterflies which, unlike a standard butterfly stitch pattern, have a lacy underlay to make them stand out and appear a true butterfly shape.
This sport weight knit is worked up in Berroco Corisca, a 90% cotton, 10% cashmere blend to cradle the tenderest new skin in luxury.
Itty Bitty Butterflies is available in sizes premie, newborn, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months.
I designed this upon my husband’s request for a baby gift for a coworker when he foolishly asked, “Do you know how to knit a baby hat?” Perhaps he missed the fact that I knitted all of our baby boy’s hats and practically everything the child wore for the first weeks of life or that I’ve been knitting and designing non-stop for years. Or perhaps it was just his clever way of getting me to consent to knit a baby gift for someone I don’t even know by insulting my ability so I would prove him wrong.
In any case, I designed this hat without personally knowing a little baby who could model it for me – my big guy at 18 months is the size of a 2 year old. And that’s where you come in. If any one out there personally knows a tiny baby who could model this hat, please email me vinthill (at) hotmail (dot) com [written as such to avoid spam but you know how to type it correctly into email format] and I will send you a free copy of this pattern for you to make as well as a free copy of another pattern of your choice from my Ravelry shop in exchange for the use of a photo of your little one modeling your finished product. The photo does not have to be professional but something better than a simple snapshot. It needs to have decent lighting and background (plain is fine, just not clutter). I will need a photo use release signed by the parent or legal guardian of the child as well as the person who took the photo which will allow me to use the image in marketing the pattern via blog and Ravelry.
If you agree, I’ll first send you a contract of the terms, then upon receipt I’ll send the hat pattern. Once you send me the photo and releases, I’ll send your final payment of another pattern of choice from Vint Hill Knits.
Hopefully you or someone you know has a little baby girl (or a boy, who am I to judge?) who would look darling in this hat. Please share and send this link to anyone you know who knits.
The Itty Bitty Butterflies Baby Hat pattern is now available through my Ravelry store, Vint Hill Knits so even if you want to knit it up to give it away and can’t help with the model request, you can still pick up your copy today.