I love to knit hats for people I love. I knitted this hat for my little boy. We passed it on to the little girl in the picture above, a good friend of ours. I love to see her wearing it. I designed it with the help of my collection of pattern books.
The pattern for this hat comes from Purl Bee. It was free, and the name of the pattern is "Giacomo's Hat." The colors suit this little red headed friend of mine very well.
I made this bonnet for the baby next door. Her mother loves bright colors. No plain old pink in that family.
This soft cotton spring hat was my child's, since passed on to a little friend. The pattern for this hat, and the orange bonnet, come from Minnow Knits, Too.
I designed this hat in collaboration with my son. He wanted volcanoes spewing fire and ash. He told me what colors to use, and I used graph paper to chart the design.
I use this Yankee Knitter Designs pattern over and over for my own color variations and charts. It is excellent. All patterns are written for both worsted and bulky weight yarns, for infant through adult! I love to use stripes....
with a cashmere lining from an old sweater of his father's, so the hat won't be scratchy.
and in some favorite colors of mine, blue and green, for another little friend! Knitting hats is one of the things I do to lift my spirits in the gloom of winter. I feel happy when I am doing something special for someone I love.