OK, stop looking at his adorable chub chub rolls and focus on the hat. I know, it's tough. Who doesn't love a pixie hat on a baby? I knit this hat ages ago. In fact, I started it when I wasn't even pregnant or even thinking about baby #2! This was one of those projects that I started and then it sat in a project bag for months. Instead of nesting during my 3rd trimester with Baby K, I knit. A lot. Seriously, this kid had an entire line of hand knits (mostly cardis!) before he was even born. Before I even knew he would be a HE.
Anyways, the pixie hat... I love the simplicity of this design. It is knit flat, seamed up and then the strap is added by picking up stitches. I found that part to be kind of annoying. I actually ripped it out and started the strap part over about 3 times before I was happy with the final look. Since you are picking up stitches on a ribbed edge, it is hard to make it not stretch out. For every 4 stitches, I picked up two.
Again, focus on the hat. Rolls are so cute on a baby, how come they aren't on me? Wait, don't answer that question! The colors in this hat are incredible. Again, Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock, Medium Weight, does not disappoint! The colorway is Farmhouse and I LOVE it. Remember, I made some Magic Slippers out of this yarn too (same skein!). I would love to one day be a Rockin' Sock Club member. Fiber mail is just as fun as fluff mail!
This hat will fit Baby K for some time. Which, is great because we live in the HOTTEST PLACE ON EARTH. "Winter" usually arrives in Central Texas sometime around late November and even then, it's probably not hat wearing weather.
pattern: Stella Pixie Hat by Kristen Rengren
yarn: Blue Moon Socks That Rock, Medium Weight, Farmhouse
my ravelry link: Pixie Hat