As a knitter, I have to admit that making hats is often fun. They’re not usually hard (or you can avoid the really hard patterns if you want, cause there are so many different options out there) and they can knit up pretty quick.
Baby hats are even better because they’re small and you often want to use nice soft yarn. Non-knitted baby hats are just as cute cause they’re so little!
Before Missy Moo was born, I received a number of hats for her. My mother-in-law is a fantastic knitter and she did some very lovely hats and some with sweaters to match. Other hats were given by friends and family. Babies tend to lose a lot of heat from their heads and often lack a full head of hair, so having them strut around in a hat seems logical, right?
My daughter feels otherwise. Here are three different reactions to hats…
The good news is, if I can put a hat on without her noticing or if she’s asleep, she can sometimes just sit there and enjoy her covered-headed-cuteness. But as the third picture indicates, she’s not shy to express how she’s really feeling.
Maybe it’s just winter hats or hats that are a little snug on her head. Maybe she’s not used to suddenly having her head shoved inside a tube of material. We can’t exactly reason with her and she tell us in plain English how she really feels (and we’re still waiting on a baby swearing translator to be invented).
With summer fast approaching, I’m hoping
Junuary June, July and Fogust August will be sunny this season unlike some years (and in fairness, last summer was a-mazing!). If it is sunny, then there will be hats… oh goody! (note the sarcasm in my writing)
My own hat experience has been with mixed results over the years. I’ve learned the hard way that bucket hats do not suit me. I choose not to relive the nineties and do not wish to post some of the ridiculous pieces of history we call photos that document my poor fashion sense at such a young innocent age. Other hats, whether it be a toque, baseball hat or otherwise actually look pretty good on me.
I’m going to keep trying with Missy Moo. Hopefully she’ll learn to enjoy hats more because the ones she has are super cute and she’s adorable in them. And someday if I ever manage to get some free time, I’d like to knit some hats for her myself.
Stay tuned! Until then, (in a Porky Pig voice) hat’s off folks!