My little nephew, Luke, has grown (as toddlers tend to do). I made him several hats as a tiny baby, but none of them fit his large noggin anymore. Back in January, this became an issue with the cooler weather. He had store bought hats, but none of them were long enough to cover his ears. He came to me one day and specifically asked if I could make him a hat that covered his ears, lol. How could I refuse that?
He was a big fan of watching me make the "puffy ball" on top. He kept squishing it while he wore the hat (imagine honking a clowns nose, lol). The yarn is Caron Simply Soft in Ocean - I figured it would be best to use acrylic for a toddler.
I made this hat the night he asked me, and had it finished the next day so we had this photo shoot. Taking pictures of a toddler that you want to show anything in particular is a futile effort, ha ha. He was running and jumping and I was just lucky for these few shots.
So there's Luke's new hat :) He was pretty thrilled about it, and that's all that matters. He's my little buddy and he thinks my knitting is "pretty cool". I love quick little gratifying projects like this to boost my mood. Anyone else?