You'd probably guess that this post is some grand announcement that I've broken out of my hat rut and tried a brand new, glorious pattern. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but that's actually not the case. The hat that you see above is none other than the same pattern I've followed for years. It's bigger in size than the newborn versions I typically knit, but it's the same pattern nonetheless. However, I did proudly add one unique detail this time...a yo yo. Yes, that's what the fancy little flower-like, fabric embellishment is called. These were very popular in the 30s and 40s when they would be sewn end to end to create large yo yo bedspreads. Personally, I find them slightly more charming in moderation, so one single yo yo, dolled up with a button and a bit of felt seemed just the thing to give my knitted hats a touch of new life.
So, there you have it...a sweet little hat for a sweet little cousin named Kacie, who will undoubtedly look adorable in a yo yo hat, despite the fact that her big cousin Heather can still only knit one type of hat. I'm guessing that she won't mind a bit. 2-year-olds seem to be rather forgiving.