Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all of you for a happy and healthy 2011! Hope you did some good celebrating last night/this morning.

Since we're headed into a new year, it's time for a new crochet project. (At least one, anyway!) I've decided to make a hat for a family friend's new grandchild. It's a boy, and he's already 3 months old, which makes this a little more complicated. I've searched lots of patterns on Ravelry, and there are plenty for girly hats, but not so many for boyish hats or for unisex hats that aren't completely boring.

Here comes the part where I must ask your opinions, dear readers! Should I make a hat that's more on the cute side, like a hat with monkey or bear ears? Or a hat with some sort of interesting cable- or rib-type pattern, like this one? Or a very plain hat?

I don't know the parents very well, so I don't know if they're the types to dress their child in a cute animal hat. But part of me thinks I might not care. ;) I mean, this is a kid, after all. He doesn't have to worry about looking "respectable" yet.

If any of you have cute patterns for baby boy hats (crochet only, please--I still don't knit!), or any other input, please share.


Nan said...

I vote for the very plain one. it'll keep his little ears warm and not give rise to embarrassment in his teen years when he brings a girl home and dad whips out the baby pictures.

Patricia said...

the high-end boutiques carry things more on the cute side for this age range, so I would say that today's young parents still like cute. I am not sure you can lose either way, but cute will certainly assure a few pictures of baby in the hat. As you know the grandparents, I would lean toward pleasing them.

dahliadd said...

I love the plain one too but it's true you can't go wrong.