Sleep Hats

As I’ve mentioned this past week or so, my littlest one has asked for a “sleep hat” for Christmas.  Now, I’m not sure what exactly a sleep hat is exactly.  All I know is that she requested a nice comfy hat she can wear when she reads stories before bed.

My mind starting running through possibilities for a sleep hat sort of idea, and then it hit me:  ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  You all know the part, “With Mama in her kerchief and I in my cap…” That’s what I wanted to make!  I wanted to craft a cap like I had seen in all of the illustrations of Papa in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

With a bit of trial and error, I bring you my first ever created “sleep hat” for my tiny ones to wear on a cold winter’s night.

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One down, one more to go, and only a few days remaining.  I better get to work 🙂


Some of you may remember that I purchased a great deal of yarn from my favorite Northwoods shop when we were visiting my husband’s grandparents last spring.  Well, the silky alpaca yarn has been sitting by patiently awaiting fall, and now its time has come.  I had been saving these eight skeins of yarn for something special for my little girls.

And now…ta da

…new hats and cowls!  Sure to keep them cozy {and stylish 🙂 } on the playground.  I love the idea of the cowl instead of a scarf because with the way these girls run around, a scarf wouldn’t last a day of tag-playing or swinging at recess.