Gift giving season is upon us, and I absolutely love to give (and get) handcrafted items! I’ve been busy busy busy lately working up lots of cute hats, headbands, and bows for my kids, friends, and customers. Along with making about a hundred pounds of soap, this is what I’ve been up to lately!
Here’s a stash of crochet hats that I worked up for a friend’s baby girl.
The two on the left are butterfly stitch beanies. I found a few good tutorials for that stitch on YouTube, modified for sizing, then added my own different brims for a cute twist on the styles. The green and white hats on the right are made with puff stitches, and they are so cozy. The middle darker purple hat is a shell stitch body with simple double crochet crown. It looks lacy when on, and I love the scalloped edges.
Here’s another shell hat I made in hot pink.
I purposefully didn’t embellish these hats with attached crochet flowers because I want them to be interchangeable. I previously sent my friend several flowers in lots of colors, styles, and sizes to use as hair clips. Those same hair clips can do double duty now! Clip flowers or bows to hats to match every outfit. Then when you get where you’re going, the hat comes off and the clip goes into hair! It’s so much fun to have interchangeable flowers and hats, and they can all be used on headbands, too! The possibilities are endless.
Speaking of headbands… Here are a few custom orders that I recently made. They turned out so pretty that I wanted to share them with you! 🙂
I made these headbands to match beautiful wedding rehearsal and flower girl dresses for a one-year-old cutie, but I think these could be worn by ladies of any age! They’re done with satin rolled roses, big and small, as well as satin puff flowers, some chiffon poofs and tulle flowers, and bling of course! All are attached to soft sparkle elastic.
This next custom headband set was made with a customer’s special fabric scraps, all the same print but in different colors.
First, I made a different flower out of each fabric and then paired it with matching bling, solid flowers and elastic. Then I made one large flower (on the left) out of all three fabrics combined. I left it with raw edges so it’ll turn a bit “shabby” over time as well. It’s hard to see in the picture, but that big flower has fluffly, springy 3-D petals all around (it’s not flat like it appears). So cute! These headbands will be awesome with everyday outfits, and won’t they be so cute in pictures?
And since there are so many cute photo opportunities this time of year, check out this festive prop hat! A friend asked me to make an elf hat for her new grandson, and it was so adorable that I made one for my youngest babe, too.
This one is a simple half double crochet stitch for the entire hat. I’m planning to make 4 more for my other kiddoes using the same colors but in various row formations and styles. I‘ll be sure to share a photo of my five messies wearing their hats IF I can get them all to keep the hats on long enough to get a photo!
If you happen to be interested in giving any gifts like these and would like more info, please feel free to contact me! I’d be happy to give you tips and info if you want to do it yourself, and I’m also happy to make custom orders for you. Let’s get creative!