15 May 2007

baby vegetables

tomato hataubergine hatpumpkin hatstrawberry hat again

Okay. Let's have some knitting content.

strawberry hat

Remember the strawberries? Well one ended up on top of a hat, which then reminded me of all those strawberry beanies that did the rounds last century (doesn't it feel weird to be able to say that?) and I thought about how to turn the Umbilical Cord Baby Hat pattern into a vegetable hat, with green leaves on top and a fat stalk.

veggie hats

Et voila. Tomato, pumpkin and aubergine.

vegie hats

These were fast and fun to make.

I think I feel a pear and zucchini coming on. Or perhaps that's my tummy rumbling.

Update: pattern here.

31 comments:

Liz said...

Those are gorgeous.

tut-tut said...

Great colors. That's a fun pattern to knit, and seems to look wonderful on any child who wears it.

Stomper Girl said...

I wish my head would fit that purple one, I would totally wear that.

Joke said...

I am grinning stupidly at this, that's how cool it is.

-J.

margalit said...

I made the aubergine and a blueberry (blue bottom, greenish blue top) for my twins when they were infants, 14 years ago. I still have them. They're so adorable!

BabelBabe said...

I would totally wear the aubergine one.

Primo had the cutest little pumpkin baseball hat when he was a baby; we got comments all the time - i wonder if he'd wear one of these....now that he's a cool six-year-old....: )

Elizabeth said...

Suse, why are you knitting baby hats?????

Tracy said...

Found you via ..... actually i am not sure how!!
But so glad that i did - i am going through a love of knitting stage and your hats and wrist warmers are wonderful - the cuteness of those hats almost (and only just!) makes me a little broody. I wonder if i could make my dog wear one??
Tracy x

meggie said...

Totally cute!

Jane said...

I'd totally wear the eggplant (sigh. aubergine is such an elegant word, but then no one here would understand) hat...with my booby scarf that PoppyMom made. Tres chic. ;-)

Jenny said...

They are just gorgeous. Well done.

Miss Eagle said...

Fantastic. Love them. Now where do we get 'em?

My float said...

These are fantastic.

herhimnbryn said...

Oh, Soup Lady these are so pretty. Perfect for little Gumnut Babies!

Question. I am about to attempt to knit a beanie for the Bear. I have never followed a knitting pattern / knitted a hat and can only knit in rows ( sad). Can you recommend an easy pattern/book. He is getting cold ears and I foolishly said I could knit a suitable masculine hat for him:)
Ta in anticipation.

shula said...

WOOHOO!

tamara said...

v.v.wonderful hats!

I only wish our baby liked keeping his hat on his head. harumph.

Bad Hippie said...

Hmmm...can you publish the pattern modification on your blog so other folks can make the hats? Those are reallly cool!

sueeeus said...

Those are wonderful -- you could probably make a fortune selling them on the internet.

Isabelle said...

Aww. Sorry about the b-b-. Or maybe not. Love the hats, but quick to knit?? Not for me, not for me. I need a quiet room and lots of time and my tongue sticking out before I can knit anything. And preferably my mother-in-law (alas, long gone) to find the dropped stitches. Ah well, we all have different talents, though I can't quite think what mine is.

Di said...

They're very cute!! I've knitted a strawberry beanie before and I am sure it was this century!! I must have been behind the times ;o)

Molly said...

Adorable!

zephyr said...

oh man! i so want to make one of these
for myself
i gotta figure out how to increase size without losing the coolcuteness
but maybe a big 50+ head just can't be that cute...

Kim said...

Oh, they are gorgeous! They actually make me want to knit. Go figure.

Emma said...

Where do I find the pattern for those?? I know some 6 month old twins who would look adorable!

Emma. (I have missed your blog, somehow you fell off my bloglines, but I am back now!)

Anonymous said...

Where can I get this pattern?

Thanks

Suse said...

Hello,

the pattern for the hat is the Umbilical Baby Hat pattern, linked up there in the post (click on the words Umbilical Baby Hat)from the book Stitch n Bitch. To modify to include 'leaves', when you get to the appropriate height, add a green stitch every 8 or so stitches (make it even, depending on what size hat you are doing and thus how many stitches you've cast on). Then on the next row do three green stitches, and the following row five green stitches, etc. You'll get the idea. Continue until the whole top of the hat is green. Finish with an i-cord stalk at the top.

As a variation if you'd like the hat to resemble a flower rather than a vegetable, knit the body of the hat in pink or red or yellow etc, and instead of green 'leaves', knit petals in white, and finish with a green i-cord stalk. There are pink and purple examples elsewhere on my blog in the archives if you'd like to see what I mean.

Enjoy!

Suse said...

Me again.

Look, it's here.

http://peasoupoftheday.blogspot.com/2007/05/eat-your-vegies-baby-hat-pattern.html

(I forgot I did type it out after all).

hamster528 said...

I love this hat but dont know how to knit. Is there a way to CROCHET this? I love the idea that the orange and green and stem is all one piece. I dont want to crochet the hat and THEN add the leaves and stem.

Thank you......been looking for a long time. 8-(

Suse said...

I'm sure there hamster, but I am not a crocheter and wouldn't have the faintest idea!

Try Ravelry (www.ravelry.com) for some patterns.

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That cute hats ..! I'd like to learn how to make

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