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.
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!!).
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- http://christopherandtia.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway-preemienewborn-hat.html" 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.