toddler hat

Who made your elephant hat?

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“Mia, who made your elephant hat?”

“My Nanny.”

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I had discovered this free hat pattern somewhere long ago and have had it tucked away since then waiting for our baby to become a toddler. Last winter I made her this hat because it had ear flaps and it tied under her chin but this year now that she is two, she has stopped dragging her hat off every few minutes and seems to know she needs to leave it on to keep her little head warm.  Hence, the little elephant beanie for Mia.

I made this little hat in size 24 to 48 months and I was a bit worried that it would be too big but it actually sits snuggly without falling over her eyes and there is plenty of room for her little head to grow another year or two.

The hat pattern can be made with hearts, noughts and crosses, stripes or elephants. I love the little pink elephants.

Pattern available as a Ravelry download –(free pattern)
Pattern – Smilla Hat
Yarn – Cleckheaton Merino Bambino
Link to Ravelry project here