I like knitting baby hats because they are fast, use up bits of yarn, and important for little ones. I am still working on my 30 for 30 project but sometimes like to take breaks, explore other patterns, and of course knit for friends. I’ve been admiring the Aviatrix baby hat by Justine Turner for a while. It’s cute, the short-row construction makes it fun to knit, and the result is super stretchy– something I think is important because you blink and they grow! The pattern is simple enough that I knitted it without much fuss on my morning commute.
Project Summary – my Ravelry Project Page
Size: 3-6 months, dk weight
Yarn: approximately 64 yards (about a quarter of a ball) of Lion Brand Collection Superwash Merino in Wild Berry
Needles: 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles
Modifications: I used last stitch of bind off from brim as first to pick up for flap. I also carried the look of the centre of the mitred corner down center the strap.
Final Thoughts: This is a fun and quick knit. I see myself making more for friends. I think the LBC Superwash Merino is perfect for this project, but I like that it’s written for a wide range of yarn weights and sizes. I also like that if you choose to knit it as written with one strap and a button-hole, you have the added delight of a search for the perfect button.
One day I’ll figure out how to photograph baby hats and this colour yarn. It is much more delightful in person!