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It Started With a Gift for a New Baby Boy

This little dapper chap is my newest nephew. He was the inspiration for my newsboy caps.

I did not know if this little bubs was going to be a boy or a girl so as you can appreciate, thinking of what to make was a challenge. When I first got the news that I was going to be an Auntie again, I spent a few months making hats, booties and cardigans in neutral colours. I'll be honest it was not very

inspiring work. Working with white, cream and

colours in the bleak mid winter are not the most exciting. I was also fairly sure that everything I made, while it would be much loved, would be disregarded all too soon in favour of more boyish/girlish outfits after the birth.

One evening I was working my way (read binging) the show Peaky Blinders when half way through one episode I got the news of the new arrival and that he was a healthy baby boy. Inspiration was found and I immediately set to work. I had come across a gorgeous crochet pattern for a newsboy cap a few weeks prior when browsing through Etsy a few weeks before. Thought a newsboy cap would look adorable and would be a good throw back to his British heritage.

I absolutely love how handsome both the cap and the boy look in this picture. The "Beckett" newsboy cap was created and is one of my favourite items that I make. I love the sophistication and the traditional look they create.

Pattern credit for this newsboy cap has to go to Stitch of Nature. Jenia creates the most amazing crochet hat patterns and is one of my favourite designers on Etsy. Her patterns are suitable for all abilities and are clearly explained. Please do have a look at her shop, especially if you are feeling inspired to make your own newsboy cap.

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