Our recent additions were the Blue's Clue's Line of hats. Its funny because as I am writing this post about the inspiration behind the line my 2 year old son is sitting mesmerized by Blue's Clues. Like any good parent I try to limit TV time and encourage imagination play; however, Blue's Clues is one of those shows I allow in our home. He has learned so much and he loves the show so much that he asks for it by name. Any time I bring the mail in he sings the song "We just got a letter" and dances around the house with his junk mail in his hands. I have even seen him stand on an open book and sing the "Blue Skadoo" song. (If you haven't watched Blue's Clues you probably have no idea what I'm talking about). 

So basically my 2 year old was my inspiration. I started with a Blue hat but it was much too small and went into the Preemie donation pile (we don't sell preemie size items, we donate them to Newborns in Need). The second one I tried was a Green Puppy hat. I did that one with the spots built right into the hat. It was a bit smaller than my 2 year old though so I did another Blue hat. This time I decided I wanted to sew on the spots so they would be more circular and stand out more. Next came Magenta in a size my daughter could wear. The last hat was Periwinkle and was my size as the cute little kitty is one of my favorites. That one was a bit harder, and I wonder in hindsight if I should have sewn the triangle stripe right into the hat. But I like the raised look of the stripe I made even if it was awkward to make. Its soft and squishy and totally cute. 

Hope this explains (to some extent) the method behind my madness. 


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