I feel like I should apologize for the amount of Tess baby photos lately but it's so difficult for her biased mother to edit them when she's at the perfect age for cute shots! I'm working on it, really I am, but it's so beautiful to be able to photograph children when they light up so naturally for you. And there is the circumstance of working on a few things that are represented much better on this little fit model than a hanger. She is certainly my little muse of late, Tess, and I wanted to figure out these earflap hats before she isn't so little anymore.
So here we have the earflap hat with Ruffled Roses. I like them doubled up, one on either side of the head, similar to the knit bonnet I made for Scarlett when she was one. It is a very old fashioned look, which I think is over the top and fun. But I also like a single Ruffled rose just above one eye.
This lavender version of the hat is made up with longer ties so the earflaps can be worn up as well. Another very cute look, I think! So many options with this pattern....
The hat can be made with contrast edging as well. It's hard to decide which version I like the best.
A note about the sizing. The lavender hat is the large size, which is certainly roomy on Tess, who has a head measuring 17". The aqua hat and the yellow Flippy Floppy Earflap Hat in this post are the medium size which look like a good fit, but not for long... so it is with babies!