Thursday, April 11, 2013

Newborn Bow Hats - SPD

For this week's "Saw it. Pinned it. Did it." I decided to keep with the ongoing theme of newborn babies! I was so excited awaiting the arrival of my new niece, that I needed something to keep me busy. So what better way to occupy myself than by crafting?!

Being an Aunt of two other nieces, it has always bothered me that both boys and girls get the same hat in the hospital. Yes, these are the things I worry about. Anyway, I decided that my niece needed a hat that would differentiate herself from the newborn boys. I had seen it done before, but needed to find out how to make one of those adorable bow hats!

A quick google search brought me to this tutorial and while I was waiting for Sadie to make her grand entrance, I decided to make her a few (with my own twist, of course).

All you need is 3 of those little knit hats the hospital provides and a pair of scissors.

  1. Cut the bands off two of the three hats and set aside.
  2. Take the hat you haven't cut yet and fold it up to make a thicker band than the ones you  just cut off.
  3. Make slits about an inch apart for the bands to go through. I stretched one of the cut bands to be a little longer than the other and stacked the smaller one on top of the larger one.
  4. Thread it through the two slits you just made and Voila! You have a perfect double bow newborn hat! It's that simple!

I hope this comes in handy if  you know any sweet baby girls being born anytime soon.

Linking up with Stephanie @ Beautiful Mess and Katie @Keep Calm & Carry On for Saw it. Pinned it. Did it!


  1. This is too adorable!
    Stop by some time

  2. That is so precious!! I haven't seen this before, and I love it. I don't know anyone who needs it right now, but I'm going to pin it for the future! Visiting today from the SPD link-up :)

  3. I've seen these in people's hospital pics and was so sad that I got a plain jane hat when my little girl was born. good to know!

  4. Oh my gosh that is absolutely precious! My friend just had a baby yesterday, but it was a girl so this wouldn't work, but the next time someone has a girl I'm gonna try it!

  5. I am obsessed with bows and this is too adorable! I will definitely be pinning this to my baby, maybe? board. I am hosting a friday favorites linkup tomorrow at my blog,, and I would love if you considered linking up :)

  6. Wow
    very cute baby....

    baby's hat is show nice..