Hot Off The Press Pixie

I’ve got a new great nephew, born this morning weighing 10lbs (ouch!).

You may remember I was crocheting a blanket for the new arrival but he beat me to it.  However!……

…….. Sandra, over at Wild Daffodil released a free pattern for a gorgeous little pixie hat yesterday and so I set to work last night and finished it this morning just as I got a text from my sister to tell me baby Benjamin has arrived.  Though surely 10lbs is practically a toddler 😮

As with the blanket, I went with the ‘on trend’ grey that the modern baby is sporting, so it isn’t really pixie colours but I love it anyway.

Here is Sandra’s version, which is in more traditional pixie colours.  I know, because I’ve met a lot of pixies.

Easy, quick and gorgeous – what more could you ask?  Click on the photo above to go to Wild Daffodil where the pattern is available for free.

 I used Stylecraft Special DK as suggested.  I had plenty left over from various blanket projects and this is a wonderful project to use up those scraps.

I used approximately

Purple – 5g

Pale Lilac – 1g

Cream – 5g

Grey – 8g

Another great nephew or niece due in June so there’s definitely another one of these on the horizon.  I’m also wondering about adapting it to make holes for dog ears – but that would just be silly.  Or would it?


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  1. #1 by KerryCan on January 31, 2019 - 12:37

    OMG–dog ears!! I say you MUST go for that! The hat is very, very cute–will it fit a 10-pound baby?!

    • #2 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 12:54

      Probably not for long – but she can pass it on to her sister afterwards who has a baby due in June. Although, of course, I shall probably make another one for her in different colours anyway.

  2. #3 by claire93 on January 31, 2019 - 12:41

    it was like déjà-vu this morning! There was I, browsing through my WP reader when I saw Wild Daffodil’s pixie hat . . . and there you’ve been knitting one up! It looks lovely, especially with the purple & lilac. A very practical & pretty gift for a winter baby.

    • #4 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 12:54

      It’s a small blogging world isn’t it?

      • #5 by claire93 on January 31, 2019 - 13:57

        it mist certainly is

      • #6 by claire93 on January 31, 2019 - 13:58

        that was “most” not “mist” lol

      • #7 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 17:31

        I thought you were just talking posh 😂

  3. #8 by Wild Daffodil on January 31, 2019 - 12:46

    Wow-wow-wowzers! That was quick! And doesn’t it look stylish in the colours you have chosen! It is thrilling t see your version. Thank you SO much for sharing and for being the first ‘tester’ – fabulous! I do hope it fits – there is a fair bit of stretch in the pattern.
    Congratulations to your niece and her family. ❤

    • #9 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 17:27

      I’m glad you like it and thank YOU so much for generously making this cute pattern available.

  4. #10 by katechiconi on January 31, 2019 - 12:48

    I think you should add ears to the hat for the baby, rather than worry about making hats for the dogs! It’s a gorgeous little pixie cap, like an upside down acorn cap, and a pair of tiny pointy ears would be too cute!

    • #11 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 17:38

      It would be cute in acorn colours wouldn’t it? What all autumn babies should be wearing.

  5. #12 by Lynda on January 31, 2019 - 12:51

    Congratulations! ❤
    And to answer your question: No, not silly at all!

    • #13 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 17:36

      I knew you’d understand.

      • #14 by Lynda on January 31, 2019 - 18:12

        We doggie people view the world in a different and special way.

  6. #15 by Wild Daffodil on January 31, 2019 - 12:52

    Holes for dog ears would be fun! Would dogs keep it on though?
    Pointy pixie ears for a baby might be fun too. 🙂

    • #16 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 17:37

      Some dogs would keep it on – I’m not totally sure about my two though.

  7. #17 by onecreativefamily on January 31, 2019 - 13:13

    The hat is adorable.

    • #18 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 17:36

      Sandra has devised a good pattern – and so quick to make too.

  8. #19 by M. L. Kappa on January 31, 2019 - 13:23

    Congrats! 🎈 hard to beat a new arrival in the family

    • #20 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 17:35

      Thank-you. I must confess, I’m not overly close to this particular niece but I promised, at my Mum’s funeral just over a year ago, that I would try to make sure all the family kept in contact as that was very important to her and it was her, really, that was at the centre of it. Plus, any excuse to make something for a baby and I’m there.👶

      • #21 by M. L. Kappa on January 31, 2019 - 20:18

        Well, the hat is super cute! My mother was the same, but things have sort of fallen apart since she’s gone…😢

      • #22 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 22:52

        Yes, I think my family are all too diverse now – both mentally and physically. Still, I’ll keep trying.

  9. #23 by mlmcspadden on January 31, 2019 - 13:43

    Congrats to all on the new arrival. And yes, I think you need to go for the holes for dog ears!

    • #24 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 17:32

      It would make for some amusing ‘goings on’ and even more amusing photos – I think it would be worth a try.

  10. #25 by nanacathy2 on January 31, 2019 - 15:28

    Congratulations to all for the safe arrival of Baby Benjamin. The hat is bang on trend and I have it on excellent authority that the modern pixie is sporting grey in 2019. As for a dog version, yes, all the Twilight dogs need one.

    • #26 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 17:30

      Now that would make a great photo wouldn’t it?

  11. #27 by PendleStitches on January 31, 2019 - 18:13

    A new baby is a joy. I’m always incredibly pleased my kids are adopted when I hear tales of weighty newborns.
    I’m sure he’ll love his hat. As would your canine friends!

    • #28 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 22:57

      I know! Mine were quite small, thankfully.

  12. #29 by magpiesue on January 31, 2019 - 18:49

    Congratulations to the whole clan on the new addition. 🙂 Babies bring a special light into the world. Your version of the pixie hat actually looks quite elegant. It’s perfect for a boy.

    • #30 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 22:55

      Thank you. I hope my niece will like it – and it fits him!!

  13. #31 by thecontentedcrafter on January 31, 2019 - 19:12

    Dog-ears, dog-ears, dog ears!! What a clever girl you are! I so wanted to have a reason to knit the pixie hat ……….

    • #32 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 22:53

      I look forward to seeing one on you know who.

  14. #33 by Nanette on January 31, 2019 - 20:09

    You might need to add a drawstring tie to go under a doggie chin, to keep it on, but holes for ears, definitely.! And it’s gorgeous as it is, Benjamin will be a very stylish baby…..10 lbs is big, I had an 8 lb-er and that was quite big enough. I’ll check out the pattern, I’m always looking for cute, quick knits for charity knitting.

    • #34 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 22:53

      This would probably fit the bill perfectly.

  15. #35 by rrita on January 31, 2019 - 20:24

    Congrats! To the nephew and the hat!

  16. #37 by kathyreeves on January 31, 2019 - 21:06

    Adorable, even if he only wears it a month….by then he may not need a hat anyway! 😊

    • #38 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 22:49

      Hmmm. They are in England so I wouldn’t be too sure about that.☂

      • #39 by kathyreeves on January 31, 2019 - 23:14

        Damp cold, yes he’ll still need a hat, won’t he!

  17. #40 by sew2pro on January 31, 2019 - 21:52

    Congratulations on the new addition to the (extended) family! You’ve done the little hat perfectly. I agree with Magpie that these are great colours to suit a (winter) newborn.

    What a nice thing to do for your mum.

    • #41 by tialys on January 31, 2019 - 22:48

      It’s proving an uphill struggle. It doesn’t help that most of us are not living in the same vicinity – or, even the same country. Still, I’m trying.

  18. #42 by nottaholiday on February 1, 2019 - 09:02

    very cute….lucky baby

    • #43 by tialys on February 4, 2019 - 12:35

      Thank you – it’s on its way over to the U.K. now, just hoping it’ll fit him.

      • #44 by Wild Daffodil on February 4, 2019 - 12:38

        I’d love to know if it does fit him.

      • #45 by tialys on February 4, 2019 - 12:42

        I have asked for photographic evidence!! Mr. Tialys has gone over to the U.K. today and will be posting it to her so we should soon know.

      • #46 by Wild Daffodil on February 4, 2019 - 12:49


  19. #47 by Kim on February 1, 2019 - 16:23

    Ouch indeed!
    I see no problem with a hat with doggy earholes. In fact I think it would be perfect ☺

    • #48 by tialys on February 4, 2019 - 12:37

      I think it would be the keeping it on that would be the problem. Some dogs will and some dogs won’t, a bit like kids really. One of my daughters was always in a hat when a baby and toddler the other wouldn’t countenance the idea at all.

  20. #49 by krcc on February 6, 2019 - 04:16

    Love the colors!

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