Thursday, January 27, 2011


I've always been interested in learning skills that our grandmothers and their mothers way of life. Things like knitting, sewing, cooking from scratch, gardening and all sorts of things that was necessary during their  lifetimes. The sad part is that for us they've become some what of a lost art. I'm excited to see that there are people in our generation who are wanting to learn these skills again. Anyway, last year a couple ladies from our church taught a large group of us the basics to knitting and we made scarfs. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Then, this year hats have been totally in season and in style, especially for little girls. So I thought I'd learn how to make some for my daughter. So, I called up my friend and asked for some more lessons! :) Here is the final result from my first knit hat:

I have several different style and colored flowers that I put on clips and will change them out to match her outfit. I figured that would be easier then knitting a billion hats! ;) I have totally fallen in love with this new hobby though and am currently working on a thinner white one and a multi-colored hat for her. I've already had a few adult requests too! ;) I've really enjoyed this aspect of learning new skills and finding our way to doing things the 'old fashion' (simple life) way. 

This hat would've cost me about $20, but I made it for about $2! :) And that doesn't even include the skill I've gained.


  1. Great work! My daughter has just asked to knit something in the school holidays! I remember how to knit - but I'll have to think to figure out how to cast on again!!

    Love your hat!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Hey there! This hat is darling! Knitting is my stress relief, break from reality mini vacation most evenings! Glad I found you through Round Tuit - looking forward to checking out more of your wonderful blog!




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