Little Boy Fabric

I have few blankets of the non-pink variety, and only one that’s big enough to use as a nursing cover-up. Obviously, a trip to the fabric store was in order! I plan to make two nursing blankets out of the bottom four fabrics and a car seat tent out of the top two fabrics. (That is, when I find the time to get out my sewing machine and actually use it…)

It was a refreshing change to look for boy fabric…there’s some really cute stuff to choose from these days! What a great time to have a little boy!


Roar! A Dinosaur Hat

Pattern: Roar! A Dinosaur Hat, by Kate Oates
Yarn: Knit Picks’ Shine Worsted in Aquamarine and Clementine (60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal natural beech wood fiber)
Needles: US 7

Talk about crazy cuteness! I saw this pattern while I was still pregnant with Monkeyboy; and, not knowing the gender of my little bambino, told myself that if I had a boy that I would definitely make this hat. Let’s just say I was all too happy to keep that promise and I plan on fulfilling it many times more after this initial completion. I LOVE this hat!

Of course, my darling boy looks completely adorable in it. (But really, with a smile like that, he could make anything look absolutely charming…) I plan on making the next one in a monochromatic color scheme…light and dark shades of the same color. (I’ve been told that this would make it look more dinosaury.) I’ve also had a request from one of my daughters for a pink version. This hat is a runaway winner!

The pattern is super easy to follow and the spikes are totally easy to make. (Perfection for a sleep-deprived mama such as myself!) Make one yourself, you’ll fall in love with it as well!

Click here to see this project’s Ravelry page.