Yes, that’s what I said: it’s a knitted baby hat that’s made to look like your Thanksgiving turkey. After the stuffing and roasting has happened, fortunately.
Here’s the story:
Sara knitted a Thanksgiving turkey hat for her newborn boy – complete with drumsticks. Okay, we can figure that the stress of the holiday season and post-partum knitting with a baby in the NICU and all… “I may have been slightly unhinged at that point,” she says. Granted.
So last year, did she knit little Isaac a sleek toque or a jaunty newboy cap for his holiday hat? Mais, non! It was the Thanksgiving turkey all over again, one size larger and in a different brand of yarn for a whiter, brighter tip of the drumstick…
And now you can knit one of your very own!
Sara’s offering a download of her original Jive Turkey Baby Hat pattern over at
Going Crafty Ravelry, free.
The pattern is sized for a 12 month old. You can size it up or down by changing the size of the hat; just use an even number of stitches and adjust the decreases after row 5 to match the number of stitches you have, adding or deleting rows to work down to 12 stitches. If you go smaller, I would still keep at least 16 stitches as the base for the legs, to maintain structural integrity, and maybe not do as many even rows at 36 stitches (rows 6-15).
Sara’s blog, Going Crafty, seems to be taking a nap right now, but the weird turkey craft thing is working its magic on me…
Oh, I’m not going to size up the pattern and knit myself a chapeau avec drumsticks for the holiday season, but doesn’t it make you wonder what other wild and whimsical turkey-inspired crafts are begging to be discovered?