I'll admit that I haven't knit much lately. The mojo hasn't been there and if I picked up my needles more than twice in one week, that was a lot. But it seems to be slowly coming back.
I sort of kick-started it last week when I had the pleasure of test-knitting a hat for a friend. Suzanne (knittingknirvana) of the Knitting Knirvana Video Podcast just released a new hat pattern, Chevron Chapeau. When she asked for volunteers, I jumped on the bandwagon.
I told Suzanne I'd be happy to knit any of the smaller sizes, knowing I'd be more likely to finish that size in a timely manner for her. I was selected to knit the "child" size, and I was able to start and finish it in just a few days.
My intention was to knit a hat for Lovebug. I hadn't knit her anything new in awhile and a child-size hat meant it was something she could grow in to. My kids have sorta big heads. They don't look overly big, but both my kids are at the top of the growth charts, which translates into needing bigger clothes and accessories than you might originally believe.
I really wanted to take photos outside of Lovebug playing in the yard or at the park or on a walk or something with her new hat, but the weather just isn't cooperating. We've had dreary, rainy, cloudy days and while that's great for our state, it's not so great for getting that perfect shot outdoors! So we made do in the entryway with the door open.
Lovebug's hat is big on her, but like I said, I figured it'd work because she has a big head. I think she looks pretty darn cute, the pattern and the colors really suit springtime.
A big thank you to Suzanne for letting me test her pattern and share with all of you!