I relish every chance I get to put this boy up on the blog. I mean, look at that face. Can you blame me?
Each of my children have been so special to me for different reasons. Of course I love them for their own selves, but they each also hold a special place in our family. Hudson as the oldest; Abby as the girl (read: princess); and Stryder as the baby. I get so much joy out of watching him toddle around, hearing him growl, seeing him play with little cars. Babies are such a miracle. I get so choked up every time I think about him growing up.
So anyway. I’m supposed to be talking about that cute hat on his head!
This was my first attempt at Leila & Ben’s Little Cap pattern and my-oh-my did I fall in love. The pattern directions are simple and thorough, the pictures are helpful, and the style is great. I couldn’t love this pattern more. (Well, maybe more if it came in my size, ha!)
I can confidently suggest this pattern to experienced sewists and beginners alike. This pattern made me feel like a pro, and I get comments on the hat everywhere we go. So, I am officially adding this pattern to the annals of the Best of Fall pattern review series!
It was made with ultra fine baby whale corduroy in a light gray (slate, maybe) for the outside, which I think I got from Joann’s. The inside was made from the softest shirting flannel I have ever felt, purchased at Michael Levine’s in the LA fabric district:
And guess what else I love? The Little Cap can be made with just two fat quarters of fabric, so it’s a great scrap buster!
A note on size: I made the size 3T-5T for Stryder and it fits his little head perfectly. He just turned one year old, so this cap will definitely not fit him when he’s 3-5. His head circumference is 18.5″ and he’s in the 85th percentile for head size, so maybe it’s just his head size. I tried the cap on Abby and it would fit her perfectly with less elastic (her head circ. is 19.5 inches). I plan on making a cap for her in this size, either by leaving off the elastic or adding a little extra room in the pattern. I’ll keep you posted on my results.
Oh, and do you want to know about that ADORABLE SHIRT he’s wearing?? It’s my first attempt at the raglan tee from Figgy’s Sewing for Boys. I have a post coming with full details on this tee (and a graphic I’m adding to it) so stay tuned!
I love my little boo: