A huge welcome to the world to Lorelei’s newest addition – a little boy!  With 3 older sisters and a crafty mum like Lorelei, he’ll be the best mothered little man around.  In this post Lorelei from www.craftsmumship.com, whips up a neat little beanie to keep a little head warm.

Yesterday our baby boy gave his first smiles. I was not the lucky recipient but his Daddy was and he got no less than four in a row! I tried for the rest of the day to get my own smile but without any luck. The only smile I did manage to get was this cute little one he did in his sleep whilst I was trying to take pictures of him in a new hat that I made.


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I didn’t seem to have a hat that fitted him and feel bad taking him out in the cold without one so I whipped up this little crochet newborn hat with this free pattern by Barbara Summers that I found on the crocknit.com website. Using a front post double crochet stitch it gives the newborn baby hat a nice rib-like texture.


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My new favourite yarn at the moment is Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.  I love it! There are so many beautiful colours and it feels so lovely to crochet with.


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It’s a great little pattern which stitches up in no time which is great because with a newborn I have ‘no time’!

Anyone else with a newborn out there? If not this would also make a great handmade present for someone.

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  • This is a great idea to not only connect with your child but give them a nice welcoming gift after the birth


  • Ohhh this is so gorgeous! And so is your son!


  • Isn’t it gorgeous?! I just don’t understand how today’s parents can’t like hand crocheted and hand knitted items. I think they’re gorgeous


  • I wasn’t a great beanie knitter although I did some when are kids were a bit older. I used left over wool and knitted some for children rushed to hospital in an emergency from a warm climate to a cold one as sometimes they had to stay in a cold climate area for a few days before being well enough to travel home to the warmer climate. I worked with a lady whose husband was having chemo. She was knitting beanies for patients who lost their hair. Some of the patients were parents of children having chemo and there was other children to care for and literally had no time to spare. By the time the Mum cared for the entire family and all the necessary household chores that couldn’t be left the Mums needed some sleep to have to ability for care for their families. If they got sick from not resting who would look after their families. Sometimes the Dads worked away during the week so they weren’t home to help with the care or chores.


  • What a beautiful baby. The beanie is not too shabby either. Might have to check out the pattern


  • I love crochet and knitted things. I can do both and made heaps of wooly gifts for my grandson before he was born


  • Well done!!! I am hopeless at crochet as despite much practise I never could get the tension even. I knitted some – a little longer than that so it protected their ears when we had to venture outdoors. No earache from the cold wind.


  • What a wonderful craft =)


  • Gorgeous bub and gorgeous beanie!


  • oh my gosh! what a cute little boy and this is such a good photo where he is smiling in his sleep. i love how babies do that!


  • Cute hat, but unfortunately my crafting skills are not in the crochetiing/ knitting sort of arena.


  • This is beautiful.. I would love to learn to crochet but just don’t know where to start or go for help


  • Crocheting reminds me of my gorgeous nana.


  • Love the look of the hat, and if my arthritis in my hands will let me, I’d love to try making this. But the link to the pattern doesn’t work. Can anyone help with this?


  • How cute is this beanie?


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