Friday, April 3, 2009

Clochette

A few days ago, when it was still so cold out here, I set out to knit spring. I am done!



My inspiration had been little lilly of the valley buds, which are one of my favorite flowers. They remind me of my grandmothers, the candies and the cookies they used to give me when I would visit to give them little bouquets of lilly of the valley, every year on May 1rst.

I called the little hat Clochette, as the little buds are like little delicate bells. The hat also reminds me of 1920's cloche hats. Can you imagine how cute this little Clochette will be on little people?



I knit the Clochette from the bottom up. The hat is knit in stockinette, except for the single purl stitches separating the petals. I placed my decreases on each side of these purls. I topped the hat with a little i-cord green stem, and two applique leaves in the same bright green.



A row of single crochet sets the curl of the petals.



I will make this pattern available as a free pdf by Sunday.The pattern will be available for sizes newborn to toddler.

Happy Spring!

25 comments:

Rose said...

Beautiful!

Martha said...

This is the cutest hat ever. I can't wait for the pattern.

Clara said...

I am due in 2 weeks. This is going to look so cute on my little Lilly.

carpoolknitter said...

Adorable! Long ago, I had a little white doggie named Clochette. Same inspiration.

Monika said...

I've never seen a more adorable baby hat! This is so beautiful, I wish I had somebody to knit it for. I might knit it anyway. :o)

Anonymous said...

Adorable! cutest hat I have seen since knitwhits "flore". this is my mothers favorite flower. I can't wait to make one for my little girl!

Yarndude said...

That may be the cutest little thing I have ever seen!

Akhila's Handblog said...

How lovely and beautiful. Two friends are expecting little ones this spring, so a hat like that would be a fantastic present. Fantastic.

Saralyn said...

This is adorable. Think of all the baby girls knitters can now turn into little flower pixies with this hat. For that matter, I might just have to size this up and turn my 5-year-old fairy loving daughter into a flower pixie.

Vera H. said...

That's so cute.

Charlotte said...

I am going to knit many, many of these. All my friends are having babies. Thanks!

Lauren said...

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

TwinkeeFactory said...

It's absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for creating it! :D

Linda said...

I love the hat! My friend is having a baby this spring - I may just have to make one.

twellve said...

absolutely adorable. i love lily of the valley as well. reminds me of my kindergarten playground where they grew...

annmarie said...

Very, very sweet! I will look for the pattern on Sunday as I have a one year old great niece to knit this for. :)

Judy S. said...

Fabulous! I know just the recipient!

Annemor said...

This has to be the cutest hat I´ve ever seen! Well done!

Annemor said...

This has to be the cutest hat I´ve ever seen! Wow!

MJ said...

Very cute!

I also just finished knitting the baby Magic Slippers. They had me smiling the whole time I was knitting them.

stora lilla j said...

i just love this look!! Asking av i have nothing to loose, is there any way u would sell one, ore (even less likely) u want to do a trade???? Im useless at anything other than admiring crocheting...

AmosSews said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. I wish I knew a baby to make it for.

Dragonridermom said...

Lily of the valley is a precious little flower and this is a precious little hat. How clever are you to come up with this design. I don't have any babies, but I feel compelled to make these.

Lydia said...

Very Cute pattern! I thinking to make one for my little girl!

Nora said...

This is gorgeous! Any tips for making it in a larger (small adult) size?