Anyway, back to the hat thing.
I drew up this pattern, and as I was not really sure how it would turn out, I didn't really want to commit it to spanking new fabric first up. I've been botching things up so much lately. So, I had a look about the local Salvos and found this boy's sweater for $2.50, and sliced it up to make this hat. I lined it with some jersey scrap I had lying about and the striped straps are from a t-shirt that was already butchered to bits to make something else. I am such a hacker.
Oh, and of course, you just knew there had to be a pom pom somewhere.
It didn't turn out too badly, although I think the fit could be a little bit better. I think more the problem is, is that Sophie has inherited my oddly shaped head (my head is wide and has corners) which is probably why it looked a bit poochy on the top. I'm all for making things a size bigger at this age, but unless she is developing a cone-head, this isn't really working for her. Luckily, I have enough of this maimed sweater left to try it out another couple of times.
Back to drawing (and chopping) board for this one.