Baby's First Earflap Hat
Do you feel it? That nip in the air? You know what that means, right?
It's time to dust off the knitting needles.
And I do mean "dust off" because it's been ages since I last picked them up and they actually had a fine coat of dust on them. (obviously I'm an excellent housekeeper)
But there's nothing like a cute, little baby head to get you inspired to start knitting again so for my re-entry into the knitting world I chose this simple hat pattern with earflaps from Petite Purls. And for the yarn I used some left over Tactile Fiber Arts Studio yarn that is a 50/50 wool and silk blend, dyed with natural dyes. Can I just say how much I love this yarn? Yes, it's incredibly beautiful but I also know that it holds up really well because I made myself a hat out of it several years ago and despite it being my go-to hat during the winter months and being worn a ton, the yarn still looks great.
As for this little hat, the pattern is incredibly simple (well, after you get a few rounds into it - starting to knit in the round on double pointed needles is always a pain in the booty) and I love that it has the added useful/cute earflaps. I was debating whether to make the pom-pom or not, but in the end I decided to just keep it simple. Being from my gene pool, she's got enough to hold up as it is with her giant head.