Warm weather knitting can be a challenge to say the least! Blankets...too heavy on the lap. Bulky yarns...sticks to my fingers. Shawls...lightweight, but still heating up my legs! Give up on yarny projects till the fall....NEVER! These sweet hats are perfect! Newborn to adult sizes are just the thing to put down and pick up again.
Oh, and the choice of topper makes it fun! Simple, rolled brim with a fantastic bobble on top are super easy. The hat pattern is from knitting goddess Susan B. Anderson's Itty Bitty Hats. That rosy topper on the first hat is why I purchased her book so many years ago. A multi colored pom pom is so fun and a simple, one color pom is classic. The Marley topper can easily be for a boy or girl.
Feathers are cute too! You can purchase a feather clip, ready made, from most hobby craft stores and are very affordable at $3.00. You can also make your own with a hair clip and some snipped feathers from a purchased boa, like the last hat shows.
Mix up the colors or...
go with classic white!
If toppers are not your thing, keep it simple. All of these were made with yarn from my Technicolor series blanket patterns so they match perfectly, if you have any of those patterns.
Here's Susan's book that you can find in most books stores or on line.
The reason I bought the book....a little black hat with roses on top! Who could resist?
Her patterns are very easy to follow and I am never disappointed with the results.
A solid hat with a Rainbow Marley topper makes me giggle! Super easy!
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When I purchase yarn on line, I usually have a project in mind. When the package arrives, I have forgotten what I wanted to knit or crochet with it! To keep that from happening, I jot down the project and yarn type on a post it note and keep it by "my chair". When the yarn arrives, I stick it to the package so I won't forget!