Baby Hats and Childhood Memories…

I have finished knitting and sewing Trevor’s hats! The patches ended up being just perfect on them. The first one is in Seattle Seahawks colors for his Daddy’a favorite football team:


The second hat is knit in the Minnesota Twins colors for his Mommy’s favorite baseball team:


The personalized football patch was bought from Patch Nation on etsy. The baseball one I purchased from JALittleSparkle, also on etsy. The owner of JALittleSparkle was really helpful. When I ordered the original patch it ended up being much too large for the already knit newborn hat. My fault – I misjudged the measurements. So I contacted the shop owner and she whipped up a custom order in a smaller size for me. I think its perfect.

Then I found the pattern for a bunny pillow I had as a little girl. It was my favorite stuffed animal for years. It was one of those Sew & Stuff patterns from the 1970’s. Anyways, I saw one online somewhere and I was on a mission to find it. Then I stumbled upon aPEACEofCLOTHING and she had the fabric! I got it in the mail today, and promptly sewed him up and stuffed him full.


He’s so cute. And familiar. Its like he was never lost at all. I got my daughter a different design of a patchwork kitten, and she is working on it now.


About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.
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