Saturday, January 25, 2014

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat Tutorial

This post was originally on my old blog Cox's Corner, but since I loved it so much I decided to bring it here. I will be doing that with my favorite projects in the following weeks. If you have any that you're looking for, please let me know.
Cabbage Patch Beanie Tutorial from whatdoesthecoxsay.com #crochet #kidsbeanie #cabbagepatchbeanie
I am dying over how incredibly cute this hat turned out! 
I saw a picture (link below) on pinterest last night and I told my husband that I HAD to make it for Baby Sis! It was such a quick project, so I wanted to share it with all of you! When you click on the original link to the photo linked below in pinterest, it just brings you to google. So if you know who created this darling project and idea please let me know so that I can give them credit!
Here's a link to the original on pinterest. Due to legal things I'm a little squeamish to put the actual picture up on my post...So please head over there to see the original. It is super cute!
Would you like to make one too?
For the base of my hat, I found a basic beanie pattern that I liked AND that was easy.
You can find the one that I used here.
It is a very well written tutorial and super easy to follow! 
Once your base is done you will need a pair of scissors and a crochet needle.

We are going to do the bangs first. You'll note in the original picture that her bangs are cut, which is totally ok, but all of my dolls had loops for bangs so I went in that direction!
I determined what would be the front of my hat. Then went to work.
1. Flatten it out in half. 

2. Cut a very long string of yarn and thread your needle.

3. Starting TWO ROWS from the BOTTOM you will poke your needle through the first hole that is on one side of the front half of your beanie. 
4. Pull your string through until you reach the end and tie a knot creating a loop. Hide your knot on the inside. 
5. In the SAME hole you will make 2 more loops which wrap around the bottom of your hat and back to the hole you poked through.
6. Once you've made three loops in one hole you will move onto the next hole in your row and make another three loops. You will repeat this step across the front half of your hat.
 7. Once you reach the other edge, tie off your final loop with the knot hidden on the inside again. 

You're ready for your pigtails! 
8. Set aside about an 8 inch string of yarn. 
9. Grab your nearest thin DVD case and wrap  your yarn around it 50 times.

10. Cut on ONE edge of your wrapped yarn. Find the middle of your yarn bundle and wrap it with your piece of yarn you set aside. Tie it tight! It will look almost like a tassel.
11. TWO rows from the TOP of your hat (keeping it folded in half) thread one of the ends of your 8 inch strings through a hole that is on the edge of the second row. With your second end of your 8 inch string thread it through the hole right next to the one your put the other string in.
12. Tie a knot on the inside of your beanie. Make sure it's a good one! 
13. Repeat steps 8-12 on the other side.
14. Put it on a super cute baby and take lots of pictures! :) 

If you have any questions please feel free to message me! I respond to all of them.
Also, please remember all of my tutorials and printables are for personal use only.

Also! Do you see the tool I'm holding in this picture:
Picture taken by Jeanette Parker, one of my new blog buddies!
It is the COOLEST tool ever! I was introduced to it at an AWESOME blogger event that I'm super excited to tell you about. So stay tuned! I seriously want one so bad for my birthday which is in 15 days...we'll see. :)
Have a wonderful day,

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124 comments:

  1. That is adorable! I'm so glad I finally made it over to your blog to check it out! I can't wait to read more. :)
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

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    1. Amy, I'm so glad that you made it over too! :) Thank you so much!

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  2. Umm, that hat is amazing! I have this weird obsession with cabbage patch dolls, they smell so good and remind me of being a kid. I will definitely make this hat for little Ada! Ack, I'm really excited about this one!

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    1. I LOVE them too! Especially their smell! You should totally make it for you! You'll have to send me a picture and let me know how it turns out!

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  3. What a cutie! This hat is so awesome! Now I want another daughter. :)

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    1. It was so quick to make! I bet you can still make it for your daughter! :)

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  4. Such a cute hat! My daughter would tug at those tassels! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you! Thank goodness my little girlie hasn't discovered them yet...otherwise I think she might consider it!

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  5. The hat is so adorable and so is the cute little baby. It was great talking with you last week.

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm partial to both ;) But I 'm definitely more partial to the cute baby! It was wonderful talking to you last week too. I'm so glad that you came to visit!

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  6. So, so, so, so, so, so cute!!! & the hat is ahhh-dorable, too!!! ;) Thanks so much for sharing - so glad I found your page!!

    ((Hugs))
    Heather
    Stringtown Home

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    1. Thank you!! I'm so glad that you found my page too! :) I love that you came to visit!

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  7. Oh that's just too cute. And I love that those little fat cheeks too. I have a fat faced baby and I can't keep my hands off those cheeks. But he's a boy, so I'll have to save this hat for a girl one day.

    I hope you'll stop by for our Friday link up. http://five4fivemeals.squarespace.com/main/2012/8/9/friday-five-link-up.html

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    1. Thank you! It's because of her cheeks that I thought she looked like a cabbage patch doll and I knew she needed the hat!

      I bet he appreciates you saving the hat for when you have a girl! ;) I'll definitely be by to link up!

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  8. Oh my goodness this made me giggle and giggle. As a little girl, my cabbage patch doll had hair exactly like this but in blonde!- this turned out so cute I may have to make one for my 6 month-old.

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    1. Isn't it so fun! My little girlie is 6 months old too! You should totally make one and send me a picture :) I bet it would look SO cute! :)

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    2. So I finally got this off my to-fun list last night and your tutorial was crazy easy to follow!! thx! here's how mine turned out :)http://glimpsesofthemoon.blogspot.com/

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    3. I'm so glad it was easy to follow! I LOVE how this turned out! I especially love how you personalized it! :)

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  9. That IS the cutest hat ever!! Nice job. I'm glad you linked up to Romance on a dime's TIOT party!

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    1. Thanks girl! I'm glad that you host the party!

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  10. My best friend had a cabbage patch kid costume when we were little girls. I was always so jealous of it and she never let me put it on. This reminds me so much of it. So cute!

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    1. Kristin, if you would like, I will make one just for you! ;)

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  11. This cabbage patch crochet hat is great! We'd love to feature this on CraftFoxes.com as a how-to. Interested? Feel free to email me at bethany@craftfoxes.com for more info.

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  12. Love, Love, Love it!!! What a cute idea and such a sweet model :)

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    1. Thank you for both of your sweet compliments! I'm definitely pretty partial to my model!

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  13. Oh my goodness! My mom collected CPK when we were younger. She had like 220 at once. This brings back memories, haha! ♥

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    1. That's awesome! Hopefully it's all good memories! :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  14. This cracks me up. I found this pin http://pinterest.com/pin/242842604878056635/ when my little one was a baldy and not looking like she was EVER going to get hair. I don't have mad yarn skills so I never tackled it! Your version would have more of a chance of staying on their head ;)

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    1. I'm glad! My little girlie lost her hair...i'm hoping it comes in soon...Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by!

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  15. This is so stinking cute! Thanks for the great tutorial! I would love for you to share it on my weekly linky party Blog Stalking Thursday. http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/08/blog-stalking-thursday-54.html

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    1. I totally already linked up! :) Thank you so much for stopping by and for your compliments!

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  16. Too adorable! Your little one has the perfect cheeks for a Cabbage Patch kid, too :)
    I host a link party with two other blogs. When you add your link, your project will show up on all three blogs. I'd love to have you drop in and link up! http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-3.html

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    1. Thank you! I think she does too! She reminded me of one a lot, and when I saw the originally pinned picture I had to give it a shot! Thank you so much for inviting me to your party!

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  17. Now if this isn't just the cutest thing, I don't know what is!?!?!?!?
    JoAnn

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    1. Aww thanks JoAnn! I so love having you as a blog friend!

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  18. Can't get over how cute this is!!! My Cabbage patch doll is pretty much the only toy I kept over the years and my lil girl plays with it today! This made my heart swell!!!
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    1. Thank you so much! I' so glad that it made you happy! Hearing that makes me happy! :)

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  19. The crazy thing is someone recently asked me for a pattern for this! It's on my "to create" list! Love it!

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    1. That's too funny! It really is a quick project!

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  20. This takes me back to being a little girl! She looks just like a cute little Cabbage Patch doll! :) I want to squeeze her and give her a kiss on the cheek {in a totally non-creepy way...lol}. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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    1. It took me back too! I loved my first cabbage patch doll so it warmed my momma heart to see her in it. I totally would let you love on her and squeeze her anyday! Thanks for hosting the party, and for being so kind.

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  21. Such a cute idea! And even cuter baby :)

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    1. Thanks Kara! I'm so happy that you stopped by!

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  22. Such a cute idea! And such a sweet baby :)

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    1. Thanks Kara! I'm so happy that you stopped by!

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  23. Featuring you today at Happy Hour Projects ~ http://www.happyhourprojects.com

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    1. Words can't express how much I appreciate this feature and post. If you look at my featured section on my sidebar it is front and center where it will stay! Thank you so much for taking a stand.

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  24. What a cute idea I so remember that doll! She looks adorable.

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    1. Thank you! I loved them when I was little! I really appreciate you stopping by.

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  25. haha This is soooo darn ADORABLE!! I have never seen a cabbage patch doll hat.. GENIUS!

    Thank you for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thank you! I had never seen one before either until I saw the picture on pinterest! I'm sad it didn't have a link. It was such a great idea. Thank you so much for hosting the party!

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  26. well she is cute enough with out it, and with , well just over the top cute!

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    1. Sue, thank you! I so appreciate you for stopping by.

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  27. Is that a fabric button cover thingy? I want one of those! Thanks so much for linking up your darling hat! Can't wait to pin it!!

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    1. It is! I found mine at Michaels and I can't wait to use it! I've thought of the perfect project for it! I appreciate the comment and the pin. Thanks for hosting the party!

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  28. Newest follower of your adorable blog!! :) Found your from Happy Hour!

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much for coming by, I'm honored. I'll have to stop by your blog too!

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  29. So sorry your adorable project was singled out on an unfair post! I think your baby and the hat is precious. Great job! I wish I could knit/crochet like this.

    Melanie
    Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts
    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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    1. Thank you so very much! It was seriously so easy to do! Once you learn the double crochet stitch this will be in the bag!

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  30. I think that your hat is very cute and so is your little girl!

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    1. That is so kind of you. Thank you so very much! I appreciate you coming by!

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  31. Super Super Cute! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Christina, I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  32. So cute! Looks just like my first cabbage patch doll! I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Heidi! I appreciate you stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic weekend as well!

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  33. Great job on a very creative hat! Your daughter is adorable, I love cabbage patch dolls... always have!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love them too! I think they are adorable and so much fun. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  34. I think this is adorable! I seen it the other day and promptly sent it to my cousin to make for me =) And no matter what anyone says, men included especially, it's cute and was made with love =)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that you like it! You'll have to let me know how it turns out! :)

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  35. I think this is not only adorable but hard to make (I can't knot or crochet to save my life) and I applaud you for posting it. I was horrified to read that someone had mocked your creation and I hope and pray you didn't take a word of it to heart! You do beautiful work and should be proud of what you have made! Keep on on keeping on and I will be following and cheering you on!

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    Maureen

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    1. That is so kind of you Maureen, I really appreciate you stopping by and sharing your sweet words and support! I am honored to have you as a new follower and friend!

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  36. Such a cute little hat!!! Wish I could crochet...

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    1. Thanks Pam! I definitely have to admit I consider myself a beginner. I only know that basic steps...and I learned how to with a beginner crochet book, I can look for the title for you if you'd like. If you know how to do a double crochet stitch you can totally make this hat!

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  37. Hi Jess, I ADORE your hat!! It is so cute!! I'm visiting from Happy Hour Projects and I cannot believe that anyone would mock this. Like Maureen I cannot knit or crochet to save my life, so to create that and share it with the world AND post the tutorial, my hats off to you!! :) Keep creating and PLEASE keep sharing. Hugs, Rebecca

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by and sharing your support! I'll definitely keep creating and sharing, I can't help it! It's what I love! ;) Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  38. This is an adorable hat!! I love it!! I'm visiting from Happy Hour Projects and I cannot believe that anyone would mock this project. I wish I could knit or crochet. I have tried several times and just cannot get the hang of it. Love the hat, love the photos and have a great weekend!! Hugs, Rebecca

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by and sharing your support! I'll definitely keep creating and sharing, I can't help it! It's what I love! ;) Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  39. Too cute! Both baby and cap:)

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  40. SUPER cute! Wish that I had a little chubba bubba baby that could wear it! My daughter is 14.... SUPER CUTE!

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    1. Thank you! She definitely makes it easy to pull off! Your daughter might be a little old for it...but who knows she might be willing to wear one! ;)

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  41. This is cutest thing ever, and your daughter is precious! Just joined you on FB and GFC. Can't wait to see what you create next. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty partial to her myself ;) I'm honored that you will be joining me and so glad that you came by!

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  42. Stopping by from Happy Hour Projects. This is really cute!!! That baby is adorable!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet compliments! I appreciate it!

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  43. I don't know which is cuter...the hat or the adorable baby! Great!

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    1. Thank you! I like them both, but personally I think the baby is cuter! :)

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  44. Oh, that is the cutest hat EVER! The baby is too!! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Aww thanks! I couldn't agree more! I already posted my projects! :) Thank you for hosting the weekly party!

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  45. This is so adorable and your model just makes it even cuter.

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    1. Thank you! She does help make it cuter doesn't she?! :)

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  46. Awww... I love baby crafts! Thanks for linking up to the Keep Calm & Link Up party - see you next week!

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    1. I do too! :) Thank you so much for hosting the weekly party!

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  47. Thanks!!! I'm dressing my daughter as a cabbage patch kid for Halloween :)

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    1. You're welcome! You'll have to send over a picture so I can show her off! :)

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  48. I HAD to pin this for future reference! When I have a girl I will make this for her! It brought back so many childhood memories! Too cute!! Im a new follower! Would LOVE for you to join my site as well! :)

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the pin! I had to make this for my girlie for that same reason! Thanks for following along, I totally already am your follower! :)

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  49. Adorable !! I saw that on pinterest too and have thought of trying to re-create it also.. Thanks for the tutorial ! Your version came out so cute !!

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  50. OMG she is so freakin cute! I love this, I still have my cabbage patch doll Thanks for sharing at I Freakin did it Friday

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    1. Thank you!!! I wish I still had my first cabbage patch doll! I lost her when I was little and I still miss her! :)

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  51. Stopping by from Happy Hour Projects to show you support! This hat is sooo cute and of course your baby! My daughter are too old for this, so I will have to wait for little granddaughter for this project!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your sweet comment! When the granddaughters come and you make it, you'll have to let me know how it goes for you! :)

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  52. This is just darling! It really looks like Cabbage Patch hair!! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We loved having you and hope you will come back soon! -The Sisters

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you ladies hosting the weekly parties!

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  53. Ha! This is the cutest! Thanks so much for linking this up to our weekend Wonders party.

    http://thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com

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  54. So cute! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim@madeinaday

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  55. Too cute!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  56. My fingers tired from scrolling through all these comments! Love this! Pinning now :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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    1. I know right?! :) Thank you so much for the pin and hosting the weekly party!

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  57. First off - your baby is tooooooo cute! And being an 80's baby myself, I love this hat! You are so creative! Great job Jess!

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    1. Thank you! :) I had a few dolls growing up too. Thank you for your comment and visiting!

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  58. Super cute! Thank you so much for linking this great project up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at Just Us Four!

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  59. What a cute hat! and even cuter little model too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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    1. Thank you! I just love her in it, it's so fun! :) Thanks for hosting the weekly party!

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  60. Hey Jess, Oh my goodness - how adorable. That has is ALMOST as cute as the baby! Thanks so much for sharing this on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. Please do come back again next week. I'd love to see what else you've got going on.

    Warmly, Michelle

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for hosting the weekly party! I will DEFINITELY be back!

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  61. OH MY GOODNESS! This hat is beyond cute!!! Of course, you already know that, but still! :)

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