Sunday, March 17, 2013

Avila's Garden Party Hat

Are you ever really too young to be a "fashionista"?
             Is there an age limit on lookin' chic?
                    Is there a Vogue magazine for babies?  

Have you ever tried to do a photo shoot
 with a nosy cat around?
(His name is "Yeller Feller")
(I did NOT name him -- the Gardener did!)

Anyway -- back to the story~
I knitted this little Garden Party hat
 for our grand daughter

Cute, Huh?
(Just wait till you see her wearing it!)

Pattern details~
Debbie Bliss - Simply Baby Pattern book
Pompon Beret
Hobby Lobby Riot eyelash for the pink
 (the green band is something from my stash)
the hat is accented with a cream colored ribbon flower
and tiny pink tulle rosettes
Pattern adjustments -
I used a smaller needle to knit the green band
(the pattern called for a size 7 and I used a size 6 instead to that the band would fit tighter.)

Can you tell that our little Avila loves her new hat?
Just look at that smile!

She was about 5 months old in this photo--
the little hat will fit her for a while.
(When it gets too snug -- the green ribbon can be removed.)

Our little "fashionista"~
(Don't you want to just squeeze those precious cheeks?)

Back to the nosy kitty~
~the minute I started taking photos he jumped up
on the table.
He was totally fascinated by the little flowers.
He wanted to be in the pictures~

I'm still on a little blogging break -- (although you would not seem to know it since I keep posting - LOL!) I'm actually waiting for our silly daffodils to bloom so that I can take photos for the "Vera Grateful Giveaway" -- it might be a while yet, as it snowed and sleeted today - good grief!  Pray for sunshine!



Shirley said...

Hi Vicki, She is so adorable in her hat that grandma made for her. She really likes it you can tell by the look on her face. Have a great day. I hope all is well with you. Happy St. Patrick's from your Missouri Friend.

bohemiannie! art said...

What a beautiful hat. Perfect for your exquisite Avila.

Joyful said...

Cute little Avila.

I hope your weather warms up soon. It is unseasonally cool here too.

J said...

Avila is absolutely beautiful! And her hat is so sweet and charming. And I'm a cat lover, so Yeller Feller caught my eye too....everything at your house is just so CUTE!

NanaDiana said...

That is just a gorgeous hat and what a beautiful child! She is surely a babynista! Blessings- xo Diana

knitalatte said...

Hi Vicki,
Avila looks precious in her new little hat.
Love the colors. And yes her sweet cheeks are
adorable. Snow? oh boy, I hope spring
shows up there soon. Can't wait to see your flowers
in bloom!

Barbara F. said...

Oh how precious she is, so adorable and that hat is something else! xo

Hindustanka said...

Vicki, the hat is lovely! Your grand daughter looks cute in it :)
Cats like to pose for pictures:)

TACIStudio said...

What a beautiful hat and gorgeous baby... She is absolutely beautiful... A real model :)
I can't believe you still have snow there.. Thank God it's starting to warm up here . I'm tired of winter.

Miss LindaLee said...

Hello Vicki!
What a lovely hat for a beautiful tiny girl. Avila is adorable. I love the hat.
It's warming up here in eastern NC. Beautiful warm days and I'm enjoying working in the little gardens.
You have a wonderful week.
LindaLee from
CrossN' My Stitches

Sea Angels said...

Hi Vicki
Avila is so pretty and suits your lovely work do realise this means a life time of knitting her hats! Once she gets older and realises the beautiful creations you make.....the requests will come in thick ha ha. Don't say I didn't warn you lol
Hugs Lynn xx

MarmePurl said...

Cute, Cute, Cute. The hat too.

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Vicki what a very charming little hat for Avila. She looks just the "fashionista" for sure!
You did such a beautiful job on it embellishing it with little rosettes and ribbon.
I'm sure Spring is just around the corner now. I'm so glad you are feeling well enough to return to your nest creating again?
Are you trying to set up Google+ like me? The mysteries of it all!!!!!
I will keep persevering until there.
Sending you love and Spring coming hugs,

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It is never to soon to learn to be a fashionista. Your granddaughter is adorable.

Mereknits said...

That hat is so adorable and when you put it on that sweetie it looks even better. I love her rosy cheeks.


Oh Vickie, your grand daughter is so very very precious and her Easter Hat is very fashionable indeed. Avila is very fortunate to have such a talented Grandma. Hug Judy

Suztats said...

Oooh, your granddaughter is so gorgeous, and she looks delighted with her new, pretty hat!(who wouldn't?!)

kathyinozarks said...

Oh my she is just too adorable-love the gorgeous little hat you knitted for her, and kitty just wanted to get his photo taken too-Kathy

Anonymous said...

OH MY! She is so very beautiful in her new little hat! Just ADORABLE! :)
Have a happy one!

Carol said...

Oh MY! How sweet is she...and that hat is so cute!!! I'll have to whip one up for my hat crazy granddaughter (of 8 yrs) she'll be thrilled to add it to her collection.

Jennifer Shelby said...

Avila is quite adorable in her little chapeau, and Yeller Feller is probably just trying to help. At least, that's what I imagine when my kitties have to be involved with everything I do as well

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a cutie! The removable green band is genius!

Sue said...

Nice to see you back - ahead of schedule, too. I love that you're giving us little glimpses into your life. That little Avila is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Yes, I want to pinch her cheeks until she squeals. Love the hat, too - you always do the best work!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh, Vicki, the AAAdorable factor times one thousand! She's is perfectly beautiful and that hat is fabulous.

Anonymous said...

You are awesome! What an adorable beret for an absolutely precious baby.

Katy @ Lolly Linens said...

Vicki - she is just precious!

yaya said...

That hat is beautiful and your Granddaughter is adorable in it! I do love her cheeks! Her photo should be on the cover of a magazine wearing that hat!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oooooooooooooooo! She is just cute as a button in that hat!

Angela said...

What an adorable hat, your granddaughter is the cutest little thing :)

marda said...

Oh my, how precious..both the baby and the hat. LUV those sweet pink cheeks.

thewovenspoke said...

That is cute hat on a cutie grand daughter! Your little yeller "helper" is cute too. Don't you just love it whenthey try to help? Have a great week.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The hat is gorgeous, of course, but looks even better on Avila's little head. How sweet she is! Jingles always turns her head when she seems me with the camera. I have to be tricky and take pictures from a distance using the zoom. Hope you are enjoying your time. Sending warm wishes your way, Tammy

Dorthe said...

Dearest Vicki, she is just so adorable, and a real sweetie in her new hat.
How wonderful it is, I love those colours together, and the lovely way you extra decorated it. You are such a wonderful grandmother, a wonderful friend, and a wonderful knitter- all of which shows here in this post.
All your gorgeous photoes shows love, joy and from your cat,-nosy happiness, such a beautiful post my sweet friend.
Hugs from Dorthe

Eugenia Maru said...

Vicki, qué preciosa niña. ¿y se llama Ávila? Es mi apellido, nunca lo había escuchado como nombre.
El hat está precioso, de verdad que haces maravillas.
Saludos querida Vicki, que estés muy bien y disfruta la vida.

Willow said...

The cutest baby in a hat I have seen all year lol Oh I too am tired of snow it was there starting me in the face this morning and we too had Brr and sleet all day ~ enough ... really. ~ Bring on the Spring.

lynn cockrell said...

Vicki, your Avila is gorgeous and so is the hat!

Jackie said...

Oh Avila is beautiful and that hat is fabulous! i am behind on my pink scarves but I am keeping a tally and hope to be caught up soon, I just can't knit and have to buy them but I can't seem to find any good ones out there!! UGH!
Can't wait to see you in may! I think it is may you will be in LV?

Neesie said...

Probably by now every conceivable cutie term has been used...but oh my, Avila is such a doll!
An absolute beautie as they say here especially adorned with your fantastic creation.
I think she's going to break a few hearts along the way with those eyes and that smile. ;D
I'm sure spring will have come calling and you'll be enjoying your daffs any day now. :D

Gabriela said...

Isn't she the sweetest!The hat is beautiful!!!My favorite colors!I love the idea of the ribbon so it can be removed as needed.....Beautiful Vicki!I am also waiting for the spring blooms!Scarves are going out today!

Maureen said...

Oh Vicki! Both the granddaughter AND the hat are adorable! What a wonderful grandma you are.

And I love your Yeller Feller! He is so handsome - of course he is curious! All my cats love to interrupt my photo shoots it seems!

Anonymous said...

Oh Vicki! That hat is just too adorable and your granddaughter looks perfect in it! What a cutie pie! :D
Thanks for sharing her with us, oh, and Yeller Feller too!
Beth P

Dogwood said...

I love that darling little pink knit cap. The baby is precious. But, your cat is so fabulous. We have an orange tabby cat and he is wonderful.I sent in some scarves a few weeks ago and hope that you have received them. I am now knitting a lovely pink shawl. Thanks for the wonderful Pink Scarf Project.

Marianne said...

oh what a sweet baby. And adorable in her new hat.
I wouldn't mind having a hat like that.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

OMG, she AND the hat are so, so cute, Vicki!!! love. love. love!! Hope you get your daffodils soon and I'm craving those cookies!! Darn!! blessings ~ tanna

gigi knits said...

Your little granddaughter is Presious!,,, love the hat I think I have the Debbie Blisss book ..will be knitting up one for my little sweetheart..

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

Looks like someone's been pinching those rosey cheeks already! Who could resist! The hat is so precious on her.