Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along today! I can't help but knit this pixie hat for every baby in my life. Indy and Tenny each have (had) one (Tenny's may be lost since I haven't been able to find it for several months - he has quite the penchant for removing his hat in the grocery store and waving it precariously around). It's just such a quick and easy knit, since it is knit flat and then seamed along the back, and of course it's so darn cute. I knit the 3-6 month size for my niece Jane, who is just coming up on three months, and it fits well with a little room to grow. Of course I didn't check my gauge so I have no idea if the size is really true, but I'd say it seems to be.
I was able to use up some stash wool for this - Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Wool for the body of the hat, and Spud and Chloe's sweater yarn for the contrasting trim and tie. This hat actually calls for a button neckband, but since I have found that to stretch out on the hats I've previously knit, I replaced it with a simple i-cord for tying this time around - no button scrounging required. Raveled here.