“Off The Vine” Sweet Pea Hat

This is my latest original pattern. It is a newborn hat I call “Off the Vine” Sweet Pea hat.

I had been tossing around baby hat ideas in my head for a while. I really wanted to participate in the KnitMore Girls newborn/preemie hat challenge. But nothing I was working out was coming out the way I was planning. Then my search for a sweet pea hat happened when a friend wanted to commission me for a “pea pod” hat for twins that her friend was having. Then it clicked together for me.

My inspiration was from this sweet pea image I found:

(c) 2007 Tracy Flickinger

I thought this was so cute and simple. I used size 8 dpn’s with Lion’s Brand Organic Cotton yarn. I wanted something to give it an organic look. This is what I came up with…

I added the picot edge to make it sit sweetly on the new babies face.

I wanted to make it simple. The baby is the key to this hat. I wanted it to look very organic and used a heavier weight cotton yarn to give it a natural feel. I wanted the baby to look like they were just picked off the vine.

The top is decreased with a long icord that is tacked down to make it curl without adding any wire or something to stiffen it. It is soft and simple.  It really came out like a pea pod top. I am very happy with it. I plan on writing up a pattern soon. What do you think?

5 thoughts on ““Off The Vine” Sweet Pea Hat

  1. July 20, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Sara – that is amazing!!!!! OMG. It is so sweet… I love it!

  2. FMIL
    July 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Wow – I love it!! Love the color too and it looks so soft!!

  3. Sarah
    July 20, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Sara I new I asked the right person for this special job! This is the best!!!

  4. Michelle
    July 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I love the texture of the yarn especially.

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