This baby hat pattern has been on my to-do-list for a while now. I love patterns that need only one ball of nice yarn. I like to use Debbie Bliss yarns for baby hats and small projects. The knitted product is so soft and luxurious feeling. I can't afford to make big projects with her yarn, but one or two balls here and there is manageable.
This hat took more concentration than the other previous baby hats I have knit before, but it was a welcomed challenge. It's suppose to fit a 3-9 month old baby, but I think that it can fit a 1 year old. I had knit the toddler size for the Children's Cotton Hat and it fit a 1 year old snuggly. This hat is much bigger than that one. I will have to try this hat on my friend's 4 month old for a test. I could have covered Caesar's whole head with the hat and had room to spare, but Caesar does have a small head and a large body.
I did deviate slightly from the pattern by making a pom pom for the top instead of the I-cord ending.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (1 ball), Color: Periwinkle
Pattern: Baby Hat Pattern (PDF File) by Purly Whites
Needles: US 3/ 3.25mm Crystal Palace Bamboo DPN's