Friday, March 4, 2011

Newborn Knit Hat Tutorial Part 3

My newborn hat creation craze continues. (Here's the post on making newborn hats. Here's the post on embellishing them for girls.)

My next project to undertake was embellishing the little hats for boys. I decided to try using fabric paint and foam stamps, like I did in the tutorial here for the baseball t-shirts. I found some stamps with bugs on them that were small enough to fit on the hat's cuff. I practiced a few:

The final hats turned out pretty well! I think I would've liked them better had I stamped them before sewing them together. I found that the stamps worked best on one layer of fabric, not six.
They're still good gifts, but they aren't perfect.

I'll be trying again! My little toddler needs a hat for spring and I'm thinking one in knit weight would work well!

Edit: Sorry for those who saw this post pop up twice...I had to edit it to include the links for the prior tutorials. It was bothering me that they weren't there!


  1. Great idea! I love boy variations. I bought some stamps & am ready to try some of these stamping projects! Can't wait to see how you made the baseball t-shirts!

  2. love the style of the hats so very cute

  3. Really cool, love the color combination and the design..

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