I have forgotten how wonderfully satisfying it is to make baby hats. They take so little yarn and time and give so much pleasure to the maker and the recipient (or at least the parents of the recipient). They are usually easy to care for, after all, most babies simply do not get their hats dirty.
This time the main trick of designing this hat was matching the beautiful yarn (Zarina, by Fiaturo di Crossa, fingering weight) with just the right pattern due to the very warm weather here, in Israel, in the Summer. That is why after two non-lace attempts I chose to go for a very lacy version. But, of course, it had to be “manly” enough for a boy. So no flowers. Instead I decided on four lace panels, separated by a tiny, almost invisible rib.
All in all, I am very happy with this little hat. Happy enough to belive that I will publish a pattern for it.