Baby Beanie Hats, Crochet and A Poem

28 Oct

Our local hospital, The Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske,  has put out a call for Baby Beanie hats in red, amber and green for the newborns to wear, the colour indicating the level of care and feeding support required for the baby. I have put Snow Dog to one side and made my first three little hats ready for delivery.

Green, red and amber Baby Beanie Hats

When we were in Portugal, we called in at a most attractive little shop selling the kind of clothes that I like. While we were browsing, the young woman behind the counter was crocheting a flower in a natural cotton. She was delighted by my interest, told me that she attaches one to the brown paper bag she puts clothes in and then presented me with a flower!  I came across it again today as I was about to hand wash my linen trousers. Yes, I did buy something!

Beautiful crochet flower

Autumn is upon us.  I have spent the afternoon collecting up leaves in the front garden to make leaf mould and the clocks go back tonight. Here is an Autumny  poem for you – from Incantation by George Parsons Lathrop.

When the leaves, by thousands thinned,
A thousand times have whirled in the wind,
And the moon, with hollow cheek,
Staring from her hollow height,
Consolation seems to seek
From the dim, reechoing night;
And the fog-streaks dead and white
Lie like ghosts of lost delight
O’er highest earth and lowest sky;
Then, Autumn, work thy witchery!


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7 responses to “Baby Beanie Hats, Crochet and A Poem

  1. Sarah

    November 30, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Do you have the pattern for these that you can share please? I’d like to make some for Treliske x

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 30, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      I do. I will find it and share it tomorrow.xx So delighted that you too will be making some little hats.xx

  2. nrhatch

    October 29, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Color coded newborns ~ who knew? 😀
    I guess you couldn’t choose just one color!

    Hats x 3 = Hats off to you!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

      They only take an evening each so a set at a time is good and I had plenty of wool in my stash! 🙂

  3. calvin

    October 29, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Your a knitting machine; with a warm heart.

    My mother was a crocheter, as I’ve most likely mentioned here previously. It is an amazingly liquid and painterly craft.

    Enjoy Autumn, it only comes around once a year. Mother Nature’s opportunity to get her ‘groove on’.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 29, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thank you. That’s a lovely thing to say. I do love Autumn, the colours and the smells and the long evenings, sometimes with the log burner glowing.
      Crochet is fun too and can be very beautiful as I am sure your Mother’s pieces were, being painterly. I have made odd bits but I can knit and watch TV. When I crochet, I have to look at what I am doing. 🙂

  4. ksbeth

    October 28, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Love these


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