With a lack of foresight I bought this lovely skein of Madelinetosh dk in “Fragrant,” about two and a half years ago; thinking I’d splash out and make something for the baby with it. It languished in my stash after I realized that there wasn’t much I wanted to make with just one skein of this yarn when B was such a ruddy baby (in the rouge sense) for such a long time that this dazzling, dusky cerise was actually a really bad color for her, hat-wise or anything else baby-sized.
Happily, she has now outgrown the ruddyness, or perhaps, grown into this yarn. Either way, we are both very pleased with the result. The pattern is Wurm by Katharina Nopp. A brilliantly simple design which makes a no-nonsense slouchy hat.
I sized down the pattern a bit by casting on only 76 stitches (I was aiming for 80 but my long tail ran out and I couldn’t be bothered re-doing it) and it came out just right for a 2.5 year old noggin. Stylish and cosy; what more could one ask?