It all started with an old Workbasket magazine and a pattern for an infant's helmet hat. I adjusted the pattern to be worked in the round and made this hat and scarf out of some super soft alpaca yarn when she was a baby.
I liked it so much I knit her a larger one with mittens and a scarf to match.
I like that it comes down and covers the ears. It has a strap that buttons under the chin and really keeps the hat on while playing outside. I had to have my own version. I started it for LAST winter but only finished knitting it Thanksgiving week THIS year. I put the button on today, after I found the hat in my knit bag while I was looking for something else. So it goes.
P chose the button for mine. It is pink with a rhinestone in the center. As she was helping choose the button she pondered why her hat has a white (vintage off white) button.... when she likes pink.... shouldn't her hat have a pink button....
B thinks mine looks too much like a helmet. I like it because my ears stay warm. We had some nose rubbing fun during our photo shoot. P is silly. Much silliness.
I hope you are keeping warm this weekend.