I’ve struggled to get a hat that fits nice and snug to baby’s ears. Most hats that provide actual warmth seem to start sizing around 12 months. Not helpful. I’ve been stop gapping with hand mades, we’ve been blessed with relatives that knit. Now that we are swinging into spring I’m looking for lightweight, still warm-ish, hats that block the wind.
Enter the Pixie hat. The new See Kate Sew pattern is a super quick sew. It also is just small enough to be a great spot to use knit scraps.
The hat is fully lined so no exposed seams on baby’s head. Depending on how fast you are with binding you could feasibly have a finished hat from print to sew in 30 minutes. If you are a little slower on the binding under an hour easy.
Her head is near the top of the 3-6 month size, which is what she’s wearing. I’m happy with the snug fit on her noggin. She’s so/so on hats and this one she’ll happily wear without complaint. Always nice when the kid isn’t trying to rip their headwear off.
I paired the Pixie hat with a onsie from Stitchwerx. I sewed a 3 month for her knowing that they seem to run big from my experience with the new born size. For reference she is filling out a 6 month Carter onsie right now. The fabric is from a grab bag of slightly flawed from Girl Charlee. It’s super soft with a nice stretch.
Both items have been well worn and loved since being sewn up. I’m planning on making pixie hats for the under 3 crowd of nieces and nephews in my life and their dollies. Here I come knit scrap bin!
Fabric: Girl Charlee knit