One of the very first items I sold as TracyKM Designs was a simple, sideways machine-knit hat with very large crocheted flower.
It was a newborn size, but seemed small to me. Jennifer used it a few times, also check out her Pinterest page! One such time was with a tiny little girl with giant blue eyes. The hat was barely visible as the shot was about those eyes!
The mother contacted me and wanted a dress and hat to celebrate that baby's first birthday/cake smash photo session. She loved the yarn in the original hat so we went with that. I made a similar hat though it came out slightly too large. To fix that (the design of it didn't really allow to be made "slightly" smaller), I did a couple rows of single crochet around the bottom. This made it into a sort of slouchy, not-quite-a-tam hat.
I met the little imp for a trial fitting and decided to work the dress a smidge bigger so she could get more wear out of it in warmer weather. I haven't seen the results of the photo shoot yet, but I'm sure she was adorable. She'd be adorable in a paper sack!!
The yarn did a funny thing on the skirt portion. At first, I tried to fight it...then gave in, LOL. I figured she'd be on the move and it'll just be a blur :)
Yarn In: 16 153gr
Yarn Out: 46gr (hat) + 232gr (dress) + 15 311gr= 15 589gr
Balance: 564gr more brought IN than out
Cost: $378.91/365 days = $1.04/day