I really don't think my camera (or my, eh-hem, photography skills) do this hat justice. It's a ladybug hat! And it's my new favorite.
My daughter was a ladybug for Halloween and so the ladybug theme has just carried over. Once again, I saw something like this on Etsy and thought, I can DO that! So I did some knit 1, purl 1 ribbing at the bottom and then switched over to stockinette stitch and then sewed up the seam. I sewed on felt circles for the spots and, quite frankly, it's one of my better hats.
And I was so thrilled the other day when when my daughter reached into the hat basket by the door and chose this one on the way out of the house! Here she is modeling the hat. Notice she's carrying her brother's Thomas the Train lunchbox. I don't quite understand what her fascination is with this thing, but every time she gets the chance, she snatches it up and walks away. Funny girl.