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November 14, 2007

Ready for winter

I knitted Lotte a hat. I think she likes it.


It's made from Jamieson & Smith 2-ply jumper wool, knit on 3 mm dpns (2.5 mm for the garter stitch edging). The pattern is available in Norwegian and English.


Here you can see the way the hat is constructed a little better. It fits quite well and keeps Lotte's ears nice and warm. Please let us have a real winter this year, not just months of rain and temperatures of 9C / 48F!

Posted by saartje at November 14, 2007 10:13 PM


oh my that's the cutest thing ever! (both lotte and her hat). who doesn't love chubby baby cheeks?

Posted by: jody at November 14, 2007 10:51 PM

Hello, that is a lovely hat, so cute (and baby, too). I came across your blog and I just had to comment on your beautiful work. I have a question about an old entry- a year ago, actually- the multi-colored socks in your 05,NOV,2006 entry are really nice. Is that an available pattern, or your own design? Thank you for inspiring my knitting all the way over here in Alaska,

Posted by: Heather in Alaska at November 14, 2007 11:16 PM

How sweet! The striping is a nice design element in this style of hat.
And that sweet little face!!

Posted by: Jan at November 14, 2007 11:21 PM

Love the hat! I think I'll add it to my list of baby items to knit.

Posted by: May at November 14, 2007 11:45 PM

She's so cute! And seems so happy indeed ^^
I'm currently knitting the same hat for my little Jimmy. I hope he will enjoy it as much as Lotte^^

Posted by: tinysushi at November 14, 2007 11:48 PM

Such a sweetie!! The hat is darling.

Posted by: Chris at November 14, 2007 11:51 PM

Awww it's super cute! Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Jennie at November 15, 2007 12:14 AM

That's a perfect color combination. It seems to match her peachy complexion so well. Such a cute baby too!

Posted by: Taryn at November 15, 2007 12:18 AM

Adorable hat! Gorgeous baby! Wonderful photos!!

Posted by: kathy in juneau at November 15, 2007 12:31 AM

That's a beautiful hat. I love it and now must make it!

Lotte is gorgeous!

Posted by: homejewel at November 15, 2007 1:05 AM

Thank you also for this posting, I love the hat (the baby too) and I'm going to knit it for my granddaughter...ciao

Posted by: rositta at November 15, 2007 1:41 AM

What an adorable hat (and baby)!

Posted by: whitney at November 15, 2007 2:30 AM

She is such a beautiful baby and the hat looks so sweet on her too.

Posted by: sue at November 15, 2007 3:36 AM

My goodness your daughter is beautiful!

Posted by: nikki at November 15, 2007 3:49 AM

Another instant baby classic from Saartje!!

Posted by: Heather at November 15, 2007 4:43 AM

Oh, what a cutie pie. She has the sweetest smile. I love that shape of a hat. It just seems so sensible.

Posted by: Barb at November 15, 2007 5:20 AM

That's a perfect color combination. It seems to match her peachy complexion so well. Such a cute baby too!

Posted by: Taryn at November 15, 2007 5:48 AM

Wat is ze toch een prachtig kind zeg!! Zo lief en tevreden!! Ze hoort al echt bij de breicommunity.
Prachtig patroon.
Op de Vrije school zie je veel baby broertjes en zusjes met deze mutsjes op, van echte wol en zijde.Staat zo lief en zit lekker voor de kleintjes.
Mag ze op 12 december weer mee naar fryslân??

Posted by: Tijm at November 15, 2007 7:00 AM

Oh, Saartje! Lotte is just the sweetest little thing. She looks like a living doll. Her new hat is so precious! Extra kisses to the darling baby, please. :)

Posted by: Karma at November 15, 2007 7:20 AM

Wat heb je toch een prachtig kindje, en het mutsje is erg mooi. Wat past het goed, en zo te zien vindt ze het inderdaad niet erg dat ze het op heeft.

Posted by: Hannah at November 15, 2007 7:20 AM

Wat een schattig meisje is Lotte. Het mutsje staat heel leuk en ziet er lekker warm uit. Heeft ze ook een zelf gebreide trui aan?

Posted by: Nynke at November 15, 2007 8:25 AM

Wat een lief meisje en het mutsje geeft zin om gelijk maar de breipennen te voorschijn te halen !

Posted by: Tulipe67 at November 15, 2007 9:28 AM

she's a little cherub! I love the neat fit of that hat..yet another design to put in my list of things to make!

Posted by: Marianne at November 15, 2007 10:10 AM

Prachtig en schattig. Het mutsje is geweldig geworden en Lotte is zo schattig. Wat is ze al weer groot!!

Posted by: Annita at November 15, 2007 10:34 AM

hoi saartje,
wat een dot van een dochter hebben jullie en een beeldig mutsje.
ik wil eigenlijk alleen een echte winter na een echte zomer.......
groetjes marion uit alkmaar (finlandia bergen)

Posted by: marion at November 15, 2007 10:58 AM

Lotte is beautiful. The hat is so cute.

Posted by: Kathy at November 15, 2007 4:45 PM

Very sweet! Along with those pretty eyes and rosy cheeks.

Posted by: Marie N. at November 15, 2007 5:34 PM

That baby is so cute! I can't stand it! The hat is adorable on her.

Posted by: Veronica at November 15, 2007 6:56 PM

Beautiful hat on a beautiful baby.

Now to check out that pattern!

Posted by: Lorraine at November 15, 2007 10:46 PM

so cute! thanks for the pattern.

Posted by: Ava at November 16, 2007 1:13 AM

I've seen so many of these out there, but not modelled on and actual baby. I love how this fits, and the colors you used really highlight her complexion. She's beautiful.

Posted by: Siri at November 16, 2007 5:28 AM

Like an impish character out of an old-fashioned story book! Her big, pink cheeks, her sparkling eyes, her gleeful smile, so adorable!

And the hat's almost as adorable as she is! Thanks for the pattern link.

Posted by: nicole at November 16, 2007 8:05 AM

What a sweet little hat for a sweet little girl.

Posted by: Marijke at November 16, 2007 9:15 AM

So cute. Thanks for the pattern.

Posted by: Jolanda at November 16, 2007 9:38 AM

superschattig ! Ik had al in Ravelry gemerkt dat je dit mutsje ah breien was. (ben zelf op zoek naar goede patroontjes voor babymutsjes). Nu ik het geshowd zie door zo'n fotomodel ben ik helemaal verkocht. Welke maat heb je gebreid ?

Posted by: dominique at November 16, 2007 10:44 AM

Lovely! the hat and, of course, the baby girl...
Here in Portugal we also have 9C. But it will be higher in the midlle of the day. Yesterday i went to the beach and there were a few people in bathing suits. How´s that for a winter?

Posted by: S. at November 16, 2007 11:48 AM

this is so cute. i just love this kind of hats. i made one for my daughter, too.

Posted by: Ramona at November 16, 2007 12:16 PM

Now thatc is just the cutest thing ever. I love it!


Posted by: Jeb at November 16, 2007 3:10 PM

Knap kindje met een leuke muts!
Lijkt wel een Jaywalker-patroon, kan dat kloppen?
Wat heerlijk voor de oortjes, zo lekker warm. Zo komt je kindje de winter wel door.

Posted by: Monique at November 16, 2007 4:03 PM

Those booties are simply adorable! Wish I could make them but I am only a biginner at knitting.
Thanks for the pattern.

Posted by: Diana at November 16, 2007 9:33 PM

oh my god she's absolutely cute Lotte she is very beautiful girl..

Posted by: monique/E at November 16, 2007 11:38 PM

so cheeky. you knit some of the most darling items. okay, i'm casting on this moment!

Posted by: emily at November 17, 2007 3:57 AM

Ah, Saartje, weer terug van weggeweest? Druk moedertje breit een prachtige muts voor prachtige dochter! Leuk hoor! Ik begrijp goed wat breien van de ranglijst verdringt . . .

Posted by: Jacqueline at November 17, 2007 4:44 PM

Hoi Saartje, wat een schat van een foto! En wat groeit ze hard. Het wordt vast een prima winter. De afgelopen week was een goed voorproefje. Lekker fris helder weer. Succes met breien. groetjes Ineke.

Posted by: Ineke at November 17, 2007 5:36 PM

cute :) just love the colours

Posted by: chocolatehead at November 18, 2007 1:39 PM

What a happy and beautiful baby! And she looks so loved in her handknits.

Posted by: Madeline at November 18, 2007 2:47 PM

That is precious. I love it!

And the hat is nice too :o)

Posted by: Debra at November 19, 2007 7:06 AM

It's so cute.

Posted by: Agat at November 19, 2007 1:28 PM

I'm with ya on the weather thing. Minnesota - in the old days - would have mountains of snow and freezing temps. Now we don't see snow until after Christmas and spring is about two weeks early. Ugh. Scary.

The hat is so darn cute I'm going to have to knit one! I LOVE IT! So many hats for babes are in practical (no ear flaps) so this pattern is perfect - your yarn choice is great!

Posted by: Rani at November 19, 2007 4:22 PM

What a beautiful baby and hat!!!
I love it and can't wait to knit it. I loved the booties. Soooo cute!
You are a talented knitter!

Posted by: Sam at November 28, 2007 6:49 PM

Enig mutsje en haar oortjes blijven lekker warm!

Het gebreide truitje dat Lotte draagt lijkt ontzettend veel op het truitje dat ik vroeger heb gedragen, zowel de kleur als het model!

Posted by: Berthi at November 28, 2007 10:53 PM

She's gorgeous! I'm off to do a one right now for my Harriet.

Posted by: Melinda at November 30, 2007 3:25 PM

Cute :)

Posted by: Hege at December 6, 2007 1:54 PM

Oh my, I don't know which to fawn over more: the hat or Lotte! What a beautiful combo---it makes me smile to see such a happy baby with such a lovely hat. :-)

Posted by: Amber at December 10, 2007 7:56 AM

Oh, my, cuteness! She's beautiful in her wee hat. And the shetland wool is not too itchy? Hoping she has many opportunities to wear it!

Posted by: woolcat at December 21, 2007 5:39 PM

What a lovely hat!

Posted by: tiinaf at December 21, 2007 7:08 PM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year little Lotte and family!!

Posted by: Rani at December 26, 2007 7:15 PM

Just seen this post - what a gorgeous hat!

And a gorgeous baby too

(I am another Lotte too)

Posted by: Tajhia at January 3, 2008 7:34 PM

Hallo Saartje,

Vol verwachting klik ik bijna dagelijks jouw web-log aan... zou er weer iets nieuws op staan?
Een klein jaar geleden las ik een artikel over jou in Landleven en was erg onder de indruk van je breien. Toen onze zoon 7 maanden oud was, heb ik de breipennen van Beppe gepakt en sinsdien niet meer neergelegd. Van oktober tot begin december breide ik onderandere 12 paar kindersokken voor Sinterklaas... Beenwarmers en Grolse wanten... de eerste zelfgebreide trui voor mijn zoon is ook een feit. De verzoeken om dingen te breien stromen binnen...
Je hebt me aan een nieuwe hobby (lees: verslaving) geholpen!!

Posted by: Nadine at January 5, 2008 7:38 PM

Adorei seu site de tricot, meu avo era holandes, . Onde moro, no sul do pais, neva no inverno e eu tricoto muito tambem, tenho 2 filhos. parabens pelos trabalhos.

Posted by: Gesana Haan de Oliveira at January 7, 2008 6:52 PM

Hoi Saartje, we hadden het 2 januari over deze mutsen en ik zei dat ik ze zo vreselijk vond, daarmee bedoelde ik die van vroeger hè! Deze is heel erg lief en staat erg schattig! Mooi kindje ook trouwens.
Groetjes Meia.

Posted by: Meia at January 12, 2008 2:30 AM

hi! just found your blog through someone else's site. I'm a Dutch girl myself. Actually, both of my parents emigrated from Holland, and I was born in Canada. cute hat! I have to say, I think Dutch babies are the cutest of them all!

Posted by: Natalie B at January 12, 2008 3:01 AM

Dag Saartje,
Leuk dat je het breien weer op de kaart zet.Het mutsje heet origineel een Lindbergh-kapje omdat Charles Lindbergh zo'n model droeg toen hij de oceaan over ging vliegen in zo'n eerste vliegtuigje. Mijn moeder heeft zo'n mutsje in 1946 gebreid voor mijn broer en ik heb het later ook weer voor mijn zoons gebreid. Dus eigenlijk is de cirkel weer rond. Veel plezier met het breien en een aai voor de kleine.

Posted by: Corrie van Oostrom at January 12, 2008 11:25 AM

cute hat on a cuter than cute baby!

Posted by: yvonnep at February 4, 2008 8:04 AM

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