My niece (who will be 3) and my nephew (who will be 4) both have birthdays in July, so I'm getting a headstart on making some gifts for them. Both hats are improvised from the same pattern in this book (search inside for "fruit hat" to see the pattern).
First, for the nephew, whose nickname is Pumpkin, I used Red Heart Soft Yarn (100% acrylic) in Tangerine, White and a green whose exact name I don't remember and an F/5 hook. Here's the hat and a couple of details:
And now, for my niece, I used Bernat Cottontots (100% cotton) in Lime Berry, Lovely Lilac, Strawberry, and a wee bit of Very Berry in the center. again, I used the F/5 hook. Can you guess what her nickname is? The centerpiece of this hat is entirely my own design, and I'm not sure if it's recognizable. here's the hat and a couple of details:
of course, these are just the hats--i have several other pieces to make. and then i'll post pix for sure after the kids' birthdays with them wearing the ensembles.
x-posted at my journal and happy_hookers