Giveaway: Preemie/Newborn Hat

Saturday, September 11, 2010

When we brought our newest little one home from the hospital a month ago, she weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces. We had the uniform striped hospital hat to help keep her red head warm (I still can't believe that she has red hair, seriously, where did that come from?), but after a day or two the threads started coming apart, and who wants to wear the same hat everyday anyways?

We had a basket filled with hats upstairs, beside the rest of her clothes, but none of them were small enough. Well, one was, it was actually marked on the tag as "6 months", LIE, so- we needed hats!

I must have searched on Etsy for an hour, not finding anything in my price range (seriously, $25 for a baby hat?! Who can afford that?), or anything that wasn't all frilled up with pom poms or fringe. I was searching for preemie hats, to be specific, since anything labeled as "newborn" would surely be too big.

Finally I came across a basic, handmade, beanie.

No fake bear ears, no sewn-on button noses or simply stitched cat whiskers, no embellished names- just, a hat.

Yay, Caprice Creations! Just six dollars for a preemie/newborn hat. Hot dog!

And while I really wanted to share this great find with all of you, because maybe you or someone you know has, or will have, the same problem- trying to find a teeny tiny hat for a good price (for those of us who can't sew, crochet, or knit), Caprice Creations sent me an extra one, to giveaway!

Now that Evelyn is older, I do wish that this hat came with a chin strap (I bet I could just tie some yarn of my own on there?)- silly little girl wiggles right out of it, now that she can turn and lift her head! However, when she was my bun fresh out of the oven, it was just what we needed.


(I apologize for the lack picture quality. I totally forgot to get this post up until the last minute, whoops!)

Win a handmade preemie/newborn hat from Caprice Creations!

-Go visit Caprice Creations , and window shop!

-Come back here to this blog post, and leave a comment telling us what you liked. Keep in mind you'll be winning the hat pictured above, not the one that you "like" from her shop. We just want a little feedback :)

-Leave your email. Seriously. Leave, your, email. I don't care if we're blogging bff's, if we grew up together, or if you live next door- if you don't leave your actual email, by physically typing it out, then you just won't win.

-This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents.
-You can only enter once.
-Giveaway ends on September 17th, and the winner (chosen by Christopher's random number generating) will be notified by email (which is why you have to leave one!!).

*Additional entries*
You must leave one comment for each of the following entries, saying "I tweeted", or "I facebooked", or whatever. If you don't leave a separate comment for each additional entry, the entry will not count.

-Twitter: Copy and paste "Win a handmade preemie/newborn hat from @TiaColleen and Caprice Creations-" into your status update.
-Facebook: Copy and paste the link to this giveaway on your wall, along with some kind of "Holla! Baby hat giveaway! Woot woot!" type status update to go along with it.

If you would like to sponsor a giveaway, you can get more details by clicking on our sponsor page up above, and then sending us either an etsy convo or email.


Freestyle Mom September 11, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

I wish I was still pregnant, so that I would have a need to enter this giveaway. *sigh*

Deanna September 11, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

oohhhh!! i'm 31 weeks pregnant and would love to win a newborn hat!

everything on the etsy site is adorable, but i really like the candy corn bib and peacock baby booties.

Whaley89 September 11, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

I love the soft blue baby booties and a ton of the beanies(too many to list!) I'm due in jan so my little boy could USE a good beanie! :)

soul_searching_mama September 11, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

I will also repost this on FB. :)

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CourtneyKeb September 11, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

I'm mostly drawn to a good solid beanie with [like you said] no silly whiskers or bunny ears on top.
Out of her shop, I'd probably pick the lime or amethyst beanie. I like the teal too, although I guess that's just getting down to my color preference.

Thanks for the opportunity,

LeAnna September 11, 2010 at 10:06 PM  

I need this! My son was born with a small head (not that I'm complaining, he came out in three pushes!) and I expect his sister will be smaller, too. We had the hardest time finding hats. Love the Neapolitan Baby Beanie, too cute!
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LeAnna September 11, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

I tweeted!
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hybridhopes September 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

don't enter me, but know you've got a hat on the way. for speed, i made it plain but wanted to put something cute on it. but didn't. for speed. anyway, it's got little ties, and i hope it fits. it's got some ribbing, so it's stretchy, so hopefully it'll fit her little head as it gets bigger too.


Beetle September 13, 2010 at 10:16 PM  

So many cute things! Some of my favorites were
-the Pink Camo Baby Booties - 0 to 3 months
-the Sweet Mocha Baby Bootie - 0 to 3 months
-the Peacock Baby Booties - 0 to 3 months
-the High Sierra Baby Beanie - Preemie-Newborn
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