Last week I was invited to a baby shower. I love to make handmade items to give to the new mom. I decided for this shower to crochet up some hats and booties and sew up some soft blocks. I love the soft blocks. I decided to do a rainbow of them with different patterns. I figured this will be visually stimulating to the baby in early development and later on could serve as a color learning tool. Plus they are soft and can be tossed around. There are different ways to make these super cute blocks. I found this tutorial through Better Homes and Gardens. To me this technique was easier then some of the other techniques and tutorials I tried.
The hats and booties are coordinated so the booties could be worn with both hats. The purple hat has a removable band that can also be worn by it's self as a headband and both flowers are attached with a button so they can be removed and switched. I love these colors! The pattern for the booties can be purchased through www.hookcandy.com the purple hat http://annavirginiafashion.blogspot.com/2010/11/baby-flapper-girl-hat-pattern.html I added the headband myself it is not part of the pattern. The pattern for the white hat is here: http://whowantstobemarthawhenicanbeme.blogspot.com/2011/11/bear-y-sweet-hat.html I just left off the ears and the flower pattern which is my tried and true go to pattern from a fellow North westerner is http://www.action-hero.net/blog/2004/09/crocheted-flower-pattern.html.