Friday, April 3, 2009


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!