My next door neighbour requested a hat for her daughter as they can't find a hat that fits her that wasn't too baby looking as she is 4 and a half (yet petite). Used the Roar hat pattern for the hat, but didn't do the spikes as Maya wears a helmet for skating or tobogganing in the winter and the spikes wouldn't allow the helmet to fit properly. Isn’t she adorable in the hat? I am so glad it fits properly.
This was an extremely quick knit. Took me two evenings to make it. I used 4.5mm (US 7) circular needles (16”) and some yarn I got on sale at Walmart ages ago. They wanted something 100% washable, and the Eco-ways is a nice recycled blend suitable for the job.
While I was finishing up the hat, I was going to leave it plain, for the helmet reason, however Eugenie in my knitting group decided that it was a good idea to add a removable crochet flower. It’s held on by a button, which you can pop on or off. Isn’t that genius? Thank you Eugenie for the great idea & for whipping up the flower while I was weaving in my ends.