After making another hoodie from Meg McElwee's Sewing with Knits class (this time for my mother-in-law, with pockets!), I had some large scraps left over.
I hate letting anything go to waste, so I hoarded those scraps for a while, rolled up neatly, awaiting the perfect baby pattern to be put to use.
Well, my readers, I found it! Or at least one of the patterns to use up my scraps - there was a lot left over!
This little cap was super easy to make and took less than an hour from printing the pattern to taking the photos. I wanted to use scraps only, so instead of using a contrasting rib fabric, I trimmed off the selvedge from the fleece I used for the main parts of the hat. I love the way it's kind of shiny and sparkly!
I like to think of every new project as a learning experience, and this little hat was no exception.
What did I learn from this?
If the tutorial/instructions say to use the fancy interfacing, use the fancy interfacing! I didn't use any interfacing, and you can tell in the ripples of the seams. I'm hoping that whichever baby gets this hat one day has a big fat head so you won't notice!