Bananahead's Baby Beanie
When my niece (Bananahead) was born, they put this crocheted hat on her that made her look like a toilet paper coozie. Being her knitty aunt, I couldn’t stand by and do nothing. I ran out to the nearest yarn store, grabbed some cashmerino and a set of DPNs, and knit in that hospital until she had a proper baby hat. The first one I made was a little short around the ears, but hey, better than looking like a lost relic from the 70’s, yeah?
The beige one is of the Original Beanie. :)
ERRATA:** The pdf of this pattern has been updated (as of 11/29/07) If you have a version of the pattern that is missing the info for the larger size -- instead of knitting the hat to a length of 5” before the decreases, knit to 6”. The brim of the hat is pretty elastic, but older babies will need increased depth. For the size printed, 5” will work for newborns, but to ensure the baby can wear it into its third or fourth month, 5.5” would be better.*