I just found out that my Pilates teacher is going on maternity leave. The whole class gave her lots of baby presents at Christmas because she wasn't sure how long she would be able to teach. The baby girl is due next month and our teacher has finally decided she has taught her last roll down for a while!
I was literally blown home from yesterday's Pilates lesson and a trip to the shops was not an inviting prospect. So I searched through my patterns and bags of wool. This hat is a firm tried-and-tested favourite pattern. It can be found here. I knitted the six months size as I'm sure she will already have many newborn clothes.
It knitted up in a few hours and I just used an oddment of cream yarn for the ribbing and some leftover King Cole Comfort Prints dk yarn for the rest of the hat. I love this yarn for baby clothes and always have some of it "in stock".
I wish I had known about this pattern when my own daughter was a baby. It is so easy and practical.