As I mentioned earlier, my sister is expecting her 3rd child early next month. It is a girl, meaning crafty gift inspiration overflows (I love my nephews, but my mind completely goes blank when I consider making them something!).
A simple gift that I plan to give is this little hat.
I wish I had a baby to model this.
I considered using one of my girls' dolls,
but that just looked a little creepy (the dolls are especially life-like!).
It is hard to see when it is laying flat, but when worn it takes on a bell shape,
like the ones flappers wore in the 20's!
The "sweetie" detailing had to go.
I unfolded the cuff, and cut both layers of the hat to remove the embroidery.
Next, I cut the outer fabric and inch more to create a layered effect.
I then created a lettuce-edge hem by zig-zag stitching
(while stretching the knit) along both layers of the hat.
My results aren't perfect, but the fabric ruffled, so I'm happy!