She has designed a lot of cute patterns, but this is one I go back to over and over for newborn babies.
The first time I made this hat, I was a new knitter, and found the learning curve to be high. Knitting AND purling? In the round?? With slipped stitches? And bobbles??!!
I was determined, however, and I am so glad I stayed with it.
I even adapted it once for a grown-up friend: I cast on more stitches, and knitted a few extra rows here and there.
This latest one turned out a bit more ruffly around the top because I added extra rows here too. I'm thinking the original is better, but, oh well, too late now. It has already been gifted, and the baby will grow into it eventually!
I decided to go with a little I-cord topper this time instead of a pom-pom. I attribute that decision to laziness.