Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Patternum Novum: Nola Petite

Around Thanksgiving, after seeing Daniel play with some particularly adorable baby girl cousins on Neill's side of the family, I had an idea that I just couldn't get out of my head.  What if I resized the Nola Cloche so it would fit babies and toddlers?  Wouldn't a faux-turban cloche look unbearably cute on little noggins?  The answer is yes, yes it would.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Nola Petite is a miniaturized version of the Nola Cloche with the same construction, same cable twist, and same spiral decreases at the crown.  It comes sized from 10"/25.5 cm to 16"/40.5 cm, which covers the sizes corresponding to preemies through 2T.  And it knits up extremely quickly, if you happen to be looking for a super-last-minute gift (just sayin').

Nola Petite - $5 on Ravelry (no account required)

The specifics...

10 (12, 14.5, 16)”/ 25.5 (30.5, 37, 40.5) cm circumference, to fit little heads 12 (14, 16, 18)”/ 30.5 (35.5, 40.5, 45.5) cm around.
These sizes correspond roughly to ages Preemie (0-3 months, 3-9 months, 9 months - 2T). The hat can be worn with up to 2.5"/ 6.5 cm of negative ease. If you don't have the recipient on hand to measure her head, go up a size - babies will always grow!
The rolled brim is adjustable, and the hat measures 3 (3.25, 3.75, 4)”/ 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10) cm from the brim to the top.
The pale blue sample, size 14.5”/ 37 cm, is modeled by Ruby, age 7 months. The pink and purple samples, size 16”/ 40.5 cm, are modeled by Piper, age 2 years. 

55 (70, 80, 90) yds/ 50 (65, 75, 80) m of a DK to light worsted weight yarn; samples shown in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in color 18037 (purple), Cascade 220 Superwash in color 807 (pink), and Debbie Bliss Rialto in color 23019 (pale blue)

US 6 (4 mm) circular and double pointed needles

20 sts & 26 rows = 4"/ 10cm in Stockinette Stitch

A huge thanks to Alison Green Will for tech editing, to my lovely testers for testing, and to my dear friend Amanda for letting me use her gorgeous daughters as my models.

And please note that I currently have a promotion running -- if you purchase the Nola Cloche and Nola Petite together, you get 50% off one of them (so, a savings of $2.50).  And if you've already purchased Nola, you can get Nola Petite for just $2.50!  No coupon code necessary -- Ravelry should calculate the discount at checkout.


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French Press Knits said...

Awww... so dang cute!

Anonymous said...

This makes me wish I knew a baby to knit for!

Mr. Puffy said...

So very precious!!! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Hilary ~ xoxo

Teresa said...

This is so cute! Best baby hat ever!

Larkin said...

omfg so frakking cute!