Saturday, 26 October 2013

wee willie winky


A friend of mine is a newborn photographer.  She started out when she had her children and is really talented.  She's now gone beyond the friends and family stage and is photographing babies of people she doesn't know.  She told me she'd been looking for photo props but they were so expensive.  Enter Wendy.

 

I absolutely love this free pattern at Oodles for Noodles for an elf hat (it also makes me think of Wee Willie Winky, hence the title).  I crocheted it in chunky yarn - Sirdar Click.  It used most of both balls which was a shame as I wanted to do a purple and beige striped one too.  I may go back for more.  It was from Hobbycraft on their 3 for 2 offer.


I made a chunky pom pom with my Prym pompom maker.  I know you can make pompoms with a circle of card, but that little gadget makes life much easier and it wasn't expensive.


I had about 6 false starts with this pattern.  I couldn't get the colour changes right on the stripes without cutting the yarn after each round, that would have made for a monster number of ends to weave in so I persevered and finally got it.  

You'd be right if you thought you'd seen this hat on my blog before, click the link if you want to see my previous version.

Expect more baby props soon...

12 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

A whole new sideline as a prop maker beckons I think!

JoJo said...

So cute!!!! I do admire people who can photograph babies and other humans and have the pics come out great. Does your friend have a website or a blog with their photos?

Anna said...

Super cute !
Have a nice weekend !
Anna

Sandra :) said...

Cute hat! And now I have that nursery rhyme running through my head - Wee Willy Winky - runs through the town - upstairs and downstairs - in his nightGOWN :D

Jane Galley said...

There's something quite satisfying about pompoms. Have fun with the prop making

Chrissie said...

Cute hat, think I will put one of the pompom makers on my christmas list

ukcitycrafter said...

I love seeing little children in these cute hats - so sweet.

Samantha said...

I hope you put a tiny bit of wire or something in the end to make it poke out humorously! You should give her a teddy hat...I need to get mine back out soon :)

Lisa (Needles and Wool) said...

that is an adorable hat! great job and I love the blue and white colors together they really look awesome :)

Lisa
ww.needlesandwool.blogspot.com (<visit me!)

Janine said...

I just adore this hat! I wish I knew someone to make one for :)

Anna said...

What a cute little hat! Pom-pom maker sounds like a great tool. I did the circle of cards version and that took forever...and was not as much fun as I remembered.
Anna

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Wee Willie Winky was one of my favourite nursery rhymes Very cute hat :)