Do you remember this dilemma? I was not sure if I should go all understated and grown-up with the cream yarn, when really all I wanted to do was get my hands on that rainbow wool and play. Can you guess which one won?
Of course! It had to be the rainbow wool! And it was just so delicious! Usually I try to use block colours and avoid too much variegated busy-ness, but in this case I just couldn’t resist. I even put some on the top of the hat, look:
Hmmm. It’s upside-down. But that’s OK. I just did a little experimental hooky and came up with this. It’s just one round and put together with double crochet (US single) and picot stitches. Happy to share if anyone’s interested (ooooh! my first original pattern online!)
And here’s my friend’s son, looking decidedly unimpressed with his trendy new acquisition.
I should have made it bigger! It was a little on the snug side, but my friend loyally protested that it was the perfect size. At any rate, he makes a very cute little gumnut baby!