More Pixieness

Last time, I showed you the cute pixie hat I knitted using leftover Stylecraft DK yarn and a gorgeous little pattern devised by Wild Daffodil.

Well, Sandra wanted to see it on a real life model so I asked my niece to send me a photo once she’d received her hat and tried it on the baby.  She obliged and I thought I might as well share it with you too.

I told you he came out  in at a massive 10lbs didn’t I?

This was taken exactly one week later.

He doesn’t look sure about it and I won’t blame you for thinking he would look more at home in a baseball cap or hoodie – he looks like a real little bruiser doesn’t he?

Anyway, his Mum thinks he looks really cute in his pixie hat which is the most important thing and I did the right thing with those colours because note the pale grey body suit.

As if the Pixie Hat wasn’t enough, Daffodil has given us yet another free pattern in the form of a gorgeous little jacket which you can find on her blog here.  It will fit 0-3 months but larger sizes are available in her Etsy and Ravelry shops.  Details on her blog.

How blooming lovely is that?  Although I can’t see that particular pixie wearing it!

No matter, I have more nieces and one is having a baby in June and it’s going to be a girl and I still have more Stylecraft scraps – what more could a knitter ask for?



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  1. #1 by Wild Daffodil on February 10, 2019 - 09:21

    Oh how very cute!!!! I’m so glad the hat fits that gorgeous boy, and it looks like there is room for growth too. Perhaps I need to do a smaller version for more dainty little newborns.
    You got the colours right! Well done!
    I hope all goes well with knitting the jacket – let me know if there are any hitches.
    Thanks so much for putting in the link.

    • #2 by tialys on February 10, 2019 - 13:13

      No problem Sandra – thank you for the patterns. I wouldn’t know how to begin writing a knitting pattern so I appreciate your hard work.

  2. #3 by thecontentedcrafter on February 10, 2019 - 09:47

    That is so cute!! He is a little bruiser isn’t he! So gorgeous ❤ I had a ten pounder many many years ago and man she was not a beautiful new born – but within a month she was a cracker and she has grown up to be gorgeous and elegant 🙂

    • #4 by tialys on February 10, 2019 - 13:11

      Ouch!! One of mine was quite small and crinkly although, of course, I thought she was beautiful and she is now. The other was a little bigger and so cute that, when we went on holiday Spanish waitresses, in particular, used to lay in wait for us to appear in the mornings for breakfast and make a huge fuss of her and I once overheard an air stewardess say that if she ever had a baby she’d want it to look just like that.

      • #5 by thecontentedcrafter on February 10, 2019 - 18:38

        The perfect baby! Well done you! I remember being in my teens and a neighbourhood woman had a new baby and I went to say hello to it. She of course was so proud and happy and showing me her baby crooned something like “So sweet, so gorgeous…” and I found myself looking at a reddish-brown wrinkly-crinkly hairy little being that was simply the ugliest thing I had ever seen in my short life…… I was speechless. I was astounded when three months later the baby had become beautiful. That was when I learned that most new-borns are challenged in the beauty department, but every mother will have the most beautiful baby ever born. And eventually she will have 🙂 Of course my first born was utter perfection……

      • #6 by tialys on February 11, 2019 - 00:14

        I was also like that (still am really) and my eldest daughter is the same. She is utterly clueless about how to make convincing, admiring noises when confronted with a baby or child of any age. I doubt I’ll ever be a grandmother but that doesn’t really bother me at all. Being a great aunt will do me just fine.

  3. #7 by claire93 on February 10, 2019 - 10:09

    a very handsome little pixie indeed!

    • #8 by tialys on February 10, 2019 - 13:07

      He’s a very cuddly one isn’t he?

  4. #9 by katechiconi on February 10, 2019 - 11:49

    He’s quite a boy, isn’t he? And I do believe you’re right, that particular colour scheme and design wouldn’t work on him!

    • #10 by tialys on February 10, 2019 - 13:05

      I’ve never met the father but I think he must resemble him – he’s nothing like our side of the family (as my mother would have said 😉)

  5. #11 by nanacathy2 on February 10, 2019 - 12:50

    He looks utterly gorgeous, especially in that hat and outfit, bang on trend!

    • #12 by tialys on February 10, 2019 - 13:04

      We know how to keep up with the ‘youf’ don’t we Cathy?

  6. #13 by kathyreeves on February 10, 2019 - 16:09

    What a great picture! Love seeing those newborns, even if they are bruisers! Mine were pretty small, one with curled and frosted hair, and the other looked like a kewpie doll with curled wisp on top! Babies are a delight no matter what!

    • #14 by tialys on February 11, 2019 - 00:16

      Oh, I have an image of one of those little kewpie dolls in my head now – so cute.

  7. #15 by magpiesue on February 10, 2019 - 20:31

    I’m so glad you have girls to knit for; you must make one of those darling sweaters! Meanwhile, let’s hope this bundle of joy doesn’t outgrow his pixie cap too quickly. 😉

    • #16 by tialys on February 11, 2019 - 00:07

      I definitely have that little jacket on my list.

  8. #17 by Dartmoor Yarns on February 10, 2019 - 21:35

    Phew! Thought for a minute you’d gone and had a baby.
    He is cute and a bruiser all at the same time. Did he sleep through the night immediately? he ought to at that weight, Great hat. Hope next niece has a baby suitable for the pixie coat xx

    • #18 by tialys on February 11, 2019 - 00:07

      Next niece knows she’s having a girl so I’ll be having a field day with all the girly things – hopefully including that sweet little jacket.

      • #19 by Dartmoor Yarns on February 11, 2019 - 20:53

        Lucky you. Ours has a boy on the way, so no pixie jacket knits for me.

      • #20 by tialys on February 12, 2019 - 00:10

        You could get away with a pixie hat though couldn’t you? I assume you are talking about a niece and not one of the Lovelies.

      • #21 by Dartmoor Yarns on February 12, 2019 - 09:03

        I could. Yes, niece. Not holding my breath for being a grandma

      • #22 by tialys on February 12, 2019 - 10:10

        Me neither but I’d rather have a puppy anyway 😉

      • #23 by Dartmoor Yarns on February 12, 2019 - 10:15

        Absolutely! Or a half grown golden retriever in my case.

  9. #24 by sew2pro on February 10, 2019 - 23:23

    Big babies are hard to deliver, but on the plus side they’re robust and photogenic right from the start. I was very much hoping we’d see a photo of the pixie himself, so thank you and to mum too.

    • #25 by tialys on February 11, 2019 - 00:05

      Luckily, he was her fourth, so not as much of a shock as it could have been 😮

  10. #26 by KerryCan on February 11, 2019 - 13:01

    That’s one hunky, chunky baby! He’s adorable even if he looks a little undecided about the hat! I can’t wait to see what you do with that pattern for the little jacket . . .

    • #27 by tialys on February 11, 2019 - 14:02

      Well, I don’t think I’ll be making one for him – he’s far too butch. I’ll wait for the new girly great niece due in June.

  11. #28 by Kim on February 12, 2019 - 14:50

    He looks really cute in his hat – but as you said somewhat unconvinced.
    He also looks astoundingly like one of my good friends though I’m not sure she’d agree 😂

    • #29 by tialys on February 12, 2019 - 17:06

      Probably best not mention it to her.

  12. #30 by jendavismiller on February 12, 2019 - 21:59

    Well the bruiser is simply sooo stinkin’ cute! Love the the hat, and lucky for you baby girl is coming soon for her sweet little “daffodil” jacket; which by the way, is adorable.

    • #31 by tialys on February 13, 2019 - 09:20

      I know! It’s like buses – you wait ages for one to come along and then two come along together. Well, four months apart which is fine for babies but would be very annoying if you were waiting at the bus stop.
      Anyway, on one of my extremely rare visits to FB yesterday I glimpsed a photo of you and your husband looking very glam. Where were you? It didn’t look as if you’d just nipped down to the local pub for a pint.

      • #32 by jendavismiller on February 13, 2019 - 21:57

        Oh dear….four months would indeed be problematic for bus stops! That made me laugh! Oh, aren’t we just the dapper duo? That was from our trip to Wales last autumn; crossed on the Queen Mary, so we had to have a fancy getup for the dinners. And we did nip into the pub on board that night all decked out and listened to a little guitar playing and history “lesson” by a nice Englishman. Lots of Clapton, which always works for me.

  13. #33 by Born To Organize on February 18, 2019 - 02:30

    Oh my goodness! There is nothing like a newborn baby, and bonus, that adorable knit cap. I LOVE the little jacket and hat pictured from daffodil wild. That’s the cutest one I’ve seen in awhile.

    • #34 by tialys on February 18, 2019 - 11:00

      I’m hoping to knit that little jacket for the next baby due in june.

  14. #36 by Lynda on March 8, 2019 - 17:02

    Such pretty colors! I can’t wait to see the cap when it is finished. Are you making the sweater/jacket too?

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