It has been a long while since I have had the opportunity to go back to what started my whole blog, which was making baby hats! I was thrilled at the chance to make another hat when I found out that one of my co-workers is expecting his first child, a sweet baby girl.
I’m really liking the look of a beautifully knit, simple baby hat, and I have been wanting to try a very large pom-pom as a surprising element in the proportions of the hat. I opted to go for a very simple alternating striped hat as the base: classic and timeless. I then added an oversized pom-pom to the top as a surprising and bold element to an otherwise conventional pattern.
I must say, when I finished the hat I thought “perfect!”. Then I finished the pom-pom and thought “woah, that’s big!” I had to giggle a little because I was so incredibly excited about the success of the pom-pom! After I made this hat, my daughters both found it and immediately tried to squeeze their large noggins into a newborn baby hat! Then they made me promise to make them their own hats, so I guess I got more than I bargained for! Anyways, I couldn’t be more excited for my co-worker and hope that this hat will keep his new daughter cozy and warm as this cold weather sets in!