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Felt Flower Tutorial + Baby Hat = Extreme Cuteness

Tutorial to make a DIY felt flower--perfect for accenting a baby hat or headband. |

Free printable template to make a DIY felt flower--perfect for accenting a baby hat or headband. | MakeAndDoCrew.comA little while ago, I posted this felt flower tutorial. I love to use these little flowers as pins, hair flair and even as floating “lily pads” on my dining room table.

DIY felt flower tutorial |
The one thing I hadn’t thought to do was to stick a felt flower on a baby. (Could be because there’s an unfortunate shortage of chubby-cheeked munchkins in my daily life.)

Well, Lauren at Ruthie Pearl has a munchkin of her own and little Harper has inspired perhaps the cutest use of a felt flower yet.

DIY felt flower tutorial
Does this adorableness not just make your ovaries quiver? Lauren designed this knit hat pattern herself and is lovingly sharing it with everyone for free over at her blog. She’s even written instructions for supersizing it if there’s an adult munchkin in your life who needs a fabulous flowered hat.

DIY felt flower tutorial
While you’re busy knitting though, I’m pretty sure baby Harper is going to grab that passport and take the first flight to Paris. Doesn’t that spiffy hat make her look like she should be in a cafe sipping baby espresso? Really.

So if this hat has inspired your own Parisian fantasy, grab the template for the felt flower and the hat pattern over here at Ruthie Pearl. And don’t forget to leave Lauren a comment so she knows you dropped by. I believe people who give their awesome knitting patterns away for free AND tell you how to amend them for different yarn weights deserve some digital kisses blown their way.

Images via Ruthie Pearl.


  • Lauren
    November 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    This post looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing Harper’s adorableness. I absolutely love your writing style. Harper makes my ovaries quiver every time I look at her, and I just popped her out six months ago! Hahaha! I need more!!!!

    • Make and Do Girl
      November 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      Yay! Although I have one cute husband, I’m so happy to have someone under the age of thirty grace one of my posts! If I could pinch Harper’s cheeks through this screen, I’d do it. Thanks again for sharing such a fantastic pattern just in time for holiday sweatshopping!

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  • [email protected]
    December 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

    If I had the motivation I’d make a slew of these and turn them into a holiday garland to use on my staircase.

    • Make and Do Girl
      December 2, 2011 at 7:26 am

      Oooo! That would be so beautiful! I bet you could make them look like poinsettias. Great idea!

  • Mandy
    January 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I’ve been sporting my flower in my hair and on the lapel of my coat and I’ve had about a million compliments! I can’t imagine if I had a baby to pin one on and carry around! What an adorable little bambino and a fantastic idea!!

    • Make and Do Girl
      January 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Hey hey! I know–just think about how many more craft accessories you can “wear” at any given moment if you’re able to deck your baby out in them too. Can’t wait for the expanded “canvas” of some offspring!

  • Beth
    March 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

    This is awesomely adorable! Thanks!

  • kathy
    March 19, 2012 at 1:02 am

    very helpful! thanks for sharing this tutorial! 🙂

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