There have been a few births at my husband's work lately, and since I have a large stash of yarn that hasn't been used, I thought it would be fun to make some baby gifts. I found this adorable pattern on ravelry and fell in love. So I made a girl's first...
... and then a boys. I altered it a little for the boy, doubling the front and back ribbing and folding them over for a thicker/warmer feel. I added decorative buttons on the front flap and knit icords to tie instead of a buttoned strap.
I just think they're adorable - they use short rows to get the <> shape on the top of the head. And they are a fast project. Completed in the space of one movie once you get the hang of the short rows pattern. I think this will be my new staple gift. (Sorry I don't have an adorable baby to pose for these. Just guitars and chairs!)
See you soon!