Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ollie's Turtle Hat

Before leaving the hospital after Abbie was born, they gave us a tiny knit hat. It looked handmade, so maybe an auxillary group made them for the new babies? Anyways, when she grew out of it, I tucked it away in my hope chest as a keepsake.When I was pregnant with Isaiah, one of my dear friends from Canada (who just had a baby last week- congrats, Mandy!) knitted Isaiah a beautiful hat from super-soft yarn. Again, once it became too small, it was also put away.

So, of course, now I needed a special hat for Oliver. I asked my friend Stephanie if she thought she could come up with something. In no time at all, she emailed me back, saying she had finished the hat. I was suprised at how quickly she made it, having two [incredibly gorgeous] toddlers herself. But I was even more shocked at how *perfect* the little hat was! A beanie-style, just like I wanted, lined with soft cotton jersey. And the icing on the cake was a little turtle accent, hand-drawn by Stephanie.

I absolutely LOVE it! It will always be treasured, even long after he grows out of it. I highly recommend that you check out Stephanie's Etsy shop, Dragonfly Dreams. You will not be disappointed, expecially if you are looking for quality items with great customer service!

7 comments:

Minxy Mimi said...

That is simply adorable!!!
I love knit hats for babies...they look so sweet and cuddly!

Jen said...

Awww! That hat is so precious! (And the baby's pretty durned cute, too!)

dj said...

aaww he's adorable and that is a great hat!

Kgraham said...

What a cutie pie!!! Congratulations...

Pia said...

that is so cute!

Angela said...

Congratulation April on your beautiful new baby boy! How wonderful she made that hat for you! I am a traditional girl too so I woudl have wanted one too.

rainbowmummy said...

broody now :0)