What do you get when you knit a basic beanie and embellish with a duplicate-stitched heart and a contrasting pom pom and braid? Cuteness!
I gave this an androgynous name because it’ll look equally great on a boy or a girl. This is a great pattern for beginners and for anyone who wants to try their hand at the versatile duplicate-stitch method of embellishment. Don’t worry — it’s not hard. And it’s a great way to personalize knits.
Edited July 2010: I created a video tutorial on duplicate stitching. To view it, click here.