03 April, 2008

silk hats...

here are a couple of new custom silk hats i recently finished. perfect for spring...





i can not tell you how much i love knitting these little pilot caps in silk. it is definitely my yarn of choice for spring. and for newborns. maybe that's because i live in texas and most of the year round it is warm here (silk can really help keep your little one cool). or maybe it's the comforting and soothing feeling i always had of putting a silk hat like these on my own baby (maya wore her silk caps constantly until she was about 2 years old). oh what a luxuriously soft and delicate yarn to put on a newborn! not to mention the benefits of warmth and temperature control this fantastic fiber has to offer.

these two hats above belong to sarah over at uniquely you photography. she's an amazing and truly gifted photographer.  she had purchased a hat from my etsy shop previously and took this incredibly beautiful photo of a newborn babe wearing it! and so she wanted a few more. it was such a pleasure knitting these for her.

yours in silky goodness,

shelley

9 comments:

Poppy & Mei said...

Oh now...these are my FAVS!
And that baby? I think my womb just woke up! Xxx

Dawn said...

I'm laughing at what Bex said... I was thinking the same thing when I saw the hats.

Lizz said...

These are lovely.

Silk is silky, soft and shimmery. I'm a new lover of silk yarn. I like to dye it, it takes the colors so well.

estrellazul said...

Do you will do others silk hats for your Etsy Shop ?

shelleycaskey said...

bex - you are too funny!

dawn - you, too. :)

lizz - i've always heard silk takes dye really well. that must be why the colors are always so vibrant (something i'm always drawn to). :)

estrellazul - yes, these silk hats are for sale in my shelleycaskey.etsy.com shop. :)

Ayla said...

the colors are fabulous, so warm. great job!

Suse said...

Hi Shelley! Thanks for your comment on my blog (and at flickr, and I've just found you at ravelry ... nice to see another Steiner family). In answer to your question, I haven't started formally selling my dyed yarns, but I think that's where I'm heading. I'm considering starting an etsy shop - can you give me any advice? In the meantime I'm happy to custom dye stuff for you, or if you see anything on my blog you like just ask.

blessings,
suse

Mama Randa Morning Glory said...

yay for silk!

That's really neat that the photographer wanted more hats.. I remember you showing that picture in the forum a while back-- it's still one of the most adorable photos I've ever seen! And i LOVE the colors in that first hat!

Laura said...

WoW!!!! That is the most beautiful newborn picture...the hat is amazing!!