Thursday, March 4

Pixie Caps and a Giveaway


A few years back when I started designing knitting patterns I was most determined to find a simple and classic Pixie Cap to knit for my baby boy. The pixie cap is a style that totally embodies childhood with its impish peaked hood and face framing rim. As far as I'm concerned, a red Pixie Cap is just about the most classic hat a child can wear and my boys had one in every size and every color. Once I started playing around with designs I realized that pixie caps are really quite simple to knit and easy to master after one go. If you can knit and purl (and make a buttonhole) you can knit a pixie cap.

Every now and then I will get a lovely email from someone letting me know that they like one of my knitting patterns and they send me lovely photos. The pattern that I get the most emails about is the Pixie Cap pattern from my book and also the Tassel Pixie Cap pattern from my PDF pattern collection. Some of the people that email me also send photos and I wanted to share a few of them with you as they are too good to keep all to myself :)


Ali Bloom of India Bloom Photography has taken these beautiful photos of the Tassel Pixie Cap she knit for her daughter in a beautiful natural gray yarn. This photo was taken last year and this year her daughter needed a new hat soooooo...



this year it's all about pink and getting some wheels!

Another cute Pixie Cap is a photo just sent to me this week by Liz who knitted the Vintage Pixie Cap from my book. Liz emailed me just to show me the red Pixie Cap she knit for her daughter and she was especially thrilled because she is new to knitting and found the pattern quite easy and do-able because there are no decreases or increases.


Maybe I am high on Pixie Caps but I'm in the mood for a giveaway! The first 10 people to leave comments in this post will get a free PDF of my Tassel Pixie Cap Knitting Pattern (below) emailed to them. Please leave your email in the post! (PDF patterns will be sent out on March 8th or thereafter)



********winners were sent the knitting pattern on March 8, 2010********

18 comments:

Macatawa said...

How cute! We will be welcoming a new baby to the family this fall. I would love to knit this for the newest. If I am in the lucky 10please send to WaukazooWoods at comcast-dot-net. The wavy cashmere blanket is also on my list.

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Anonymous said...

I am very new to knitting but am fast becoming addicted. Love the hats above and the photography is amazing. I look forward to visiting your site for inspiration and patterns as the weather continues to cool and my wee treasures continue grow.
(a.boffa@xtra.co.nz)

Heart Felt said...

Stunning photographs, beautiful babies and lovely hats! Would love to knit one for winter. xx

Brig said...

Hi! I just finished making a sweater out of your book (Anya's Cardigan) for my baby girl. She's due in 10 days, so I was happy to finish it :) I love all your patterns, they are timeless. Right now I'm working on the Apron Dress - we'll see how far I get!

(brigid.huey@gmail.com)

Casey said...

Adorable cap! I'd love to knit one up for my 4 mo. old. :)

cbraden7@aol.com

Just Give Me Flowers! said...

I just happened upon your blog tonight and am so glad that I did.
I love the adorable Pixie Hat and have two little nieces that would just be adorable in them. Thanks so much for the free pattern!
Debbie
LandDHutch@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I've just got my knitting needles back into action - maybe its the autumnal weather creeping up on us...I love your website & links for inspiration....and have been checking your blog for updates. I have knitted your petal cap pattern & would love to knit the pixie cap - actually I think I need to buy your book...thank you, Wendy (willowtrading@paradise.net.nz)

Anonymous said...

I'm in, if it's still available!!

Cheers,
Melissa
(mel_rish@tpg.com.au)

Anonymous said...

I adore those pics of the caps! I love your patterns. ovumommy@yahoo.com

Theresa and Matt said...

This hat is adorable! I'd love to knit it for my baby girl. My email is mtdixon77@yahoo.com. Great blog, btw.

Mary Jo said...

Oh fun! I love your designs! And I hope to find time to knit some hats for my 3-month old very soon!
There are so many cute ideas on this blog!

Mary Jo
maryjowyse@yahoo.com

Love Interwoven said...

I'm so glad I found your blog and am happy to say that Amazon just shpped my book today!!! i have already mady youe Mordern Baby Bonnet and it is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing the free patterns, I cant wait for the book to arrive!!!!
Blessings, Sue
loveinterwoven.blogspot.com

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Ela said...

Hi, I'd like to buy our book but can't find information about till what age are the patterns? My daughter is 3 and I'm afraid she's already too big for the patterns in this book.

Notchka said...

The extra photos are so inspiring, I think this will be the next project I attempt from the book.

Rue said...

I think this is an old post but will try my luck and ask a question! I have down loaded the pixie hat free from ravelry. Its divine! I am following instructions that start with 104 stiches in 4 ply. Just wodnered will this fit a 3 month old? It looks a bit big but maybe thats me? x