James hat is done and on its way to New Jersey. He is one spoil baby because this is 100% cashmere from Colourmart (red) and a recycle sweater (brown). Cashmere is pricey but perfect for babies. The cashmere is warm for the baby and easy-care for the parents. Knowing that the hat can be tossed in the washer and low heat in the dryer and still come out fine is a great comfort for new born parents.
The hat has a garter band with an i-cord border and a flap to cover the ears. The edge is picked up and knitted round with tendrils for a fashionable mohawk. This hat was designed my me, although it is so simple that I’m certain some versions of it existed before. My favorite thing about this hat is that I don’t have to think about the gauge or the number of stitches to cast on. All I have to do is knit the band until it fits around the head, pick up, knit round, decrease, and I’m done! The video to make the tendrils is by Cat Bordhi at http://bit.ly/I2UoM3.