Sweetie Pie

On Tuesday, I remembered that I’m going to a baby shower this Sunday. I dashed into Twisted to get some yarn for an Elsa hat, and while I was there I remembered that I may have designed this hat for baby’s big sister two years ago. Oops. I cast about for a different hat project, and spied this.


It’s a cute skein of Be Sweet Bambino Taffy yarn, and the pattern for the Sweetie Pie hat by Tanis Gray is on the label. What could be simpler?


I like that there are several colors in one little 100 yard ball.


The provisional cast on and picot edge would have been easier if I’d had the right tools with me, but I just took the yarn and needles to cast on at knit nite without reading the instructions. It all worked out, eventually.

Speaking of sweetie pie…


This strawberry icebox pie is a hit around here. I’ve made four in the past two weeks for various events (birthday party, graduation party, knit nite, just because). It’s really easy, absolutely gorgeous, and tastes divine. Most of the berries are uncooked, so the flavor is out-of-this-world fresh. Go ahead; you know you want to make one! I saw this in my local paper, the Oregonian, but it turns out to be from Martha Stewart.

And one more sweetie pie…


I found this picture on my camera. Apparently the Teen likes taking pictures of the cat. Who knew?

Have a great weekend! I’ll show you the hat when it’s done.

14 responses to “Sweetie Pie

  1. I brought some terrific strawberries home from the valley and will definitely give this a try. THANKS for another great tip 😀

    Love the hat. A friend made one recently in sage–it looks great on the newborn.

  2. That yarn and cake both look delicious!

  3. Very cute hat! The pie looks yummy. We make a strawberry dessert with angel food cake, jello and whipped topping. The joys of summer.

  4. I just made one of those hats, too. So cute.

  5. i think to give the newest edition to the family the same hat you designed for the older sibling would have been sweet. 🙂

    and the pie…i’ve been pie crazy myself lately, too. looks tasty!

  6. Look at those HUGE green eyes. Cute kitty!

    The pie looks delicious.

  7. Ooh, Be Sweet Bambino is so nice to work with. I used some to make a baby hat for a friend’s new baby last year and it was lovely. Can’t wait to see yours!

  8. morewithles

    oh, man, my kids would love that pie!!!

  9. I snatched that Food Day from work! Hopefully I’ll be able to make that pie soon, it’s making me hungry looking at it!

  10. That’s such a cute hat – and it looks so soft and squishy!

    The pie looks amazing – I definitely will be trying it!

  11. What can I say? It’s all totally SWEET!

  12. The hat is so cute, and I’m going to a baby shower in July. I may have to take another look at Elsa.
    The pie is making me drool, and that’s a great cat picture. A bit fuzzy, but certainly captures a lot of personality.

  13. Yes, the hat, the pie and the cat all look terrific! Looks like you’re keeping busy. Cheers, Dee

  14. Hi there… I have the Bambino Taffy yarn and am wanting to make the hat too… I was hoping you might be able to help me though. I know how to do the provisional cast on with the crochet hook, but there is a part in the instructions I just don’t get and can’t find any youtube videos to help. When making the picot hem, it says to unzip the cast on and fold cuff in half. I can do that. But then it says to knit the cast on stitches together with the current row. I just don’t understand how that is done. Do I take the needle out of the current stitches and then add the cast stitches? It seems that would be way more than the 74 original cast on stitches. All the videos I’ve seen show the cuff being folded and the hem being sewn instead of knitted closed. Any help would really be appreciated.