Violet’s Cape

Violet was still tiny when my daughter asked me to make her a cape.

I had crocheted Aurora a hooded baby cape that we used a great deal that first year when babies aren’t really shaped to be bundled into warm jackets with their round bodies and short arms that stick straight out when stuffed into a thick winter coat. I mentioned it to her.

Her reply? “Not crocheted. Not lacey. Toggle buttons would be great.”

Cape Toggles
The right yarn caught my eye while visiting a year store. Soft, lofty, washable.

No patten arrested my attention so as winter deepened visions of what I wanted were slowly etched and tried. By the third attempt ideas jelled, the dimensions and gauge settled.

Finished on time for her 1st birthday.

Cape Hood It was very handy during the early Spring cold walks riding in the backpack,
And the car journey between Grammie’s and home.014
It’s cuddly soft,

Cape Side View
but best of all, there’s plenty of room for growth
now that we’re well into a barefoot warm Spring.


Author: Wanda J

I never dreamed my life would be entangled with fiber and the tools used to produce fibery items. When I bought a boat shuttle used in weaving Ed looked at it, decided to make a better one and the rest is history. For a decade he made shuttles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, until his spindles became so popular that he had to devote his time to making them, as well as Walking Wheels. Free time is spent reading, trying to coax food from the ground, and playing in the creek near our place. I love long walks and camping far from crowds. Playing a fiddle beside a stream or with good friends brings sweetness to my soul. Sundays are set aside for worshiping God with our small Quaker meeting.

7 thoughts on “Violet’s Cape”

  1. I LOVE that cape. Do you sell your baby creations? I think you’d do great with an Etsy store or something along that line.

    1. Thanks! Sadly, I’m too slow of a knitter. I do plan to make another one in the not so distant future then write up the pattern for publication. 🙂

  2. That is a wonderful cape! I’ll keep an eye out for the pattern, I’d love to make one for my new little one!

  3. How adorable, and I’d love to make one/some for some special small people in my life, too! Thanks for the posting; hope you’re feeling better!!

  4. Just adorable, and very handy! Great Job.
    Stay away from Big Bad Wolves and Grannies with growlie
    voices…….well…..after your cold is over…….hee heee.

  5. I love it! And it’s pretty clear that she does, too – what a perfect first birthday present!

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