A few weeks ago I had the urge to knit a hat for my youngest niece. She’s not quite old enough to be oh-so-specific about what her favourite colour is and little kid hats are a quick, fun, and easy knit. I have a pattern I love: Baby It’s You. It’s part of a card set I received as a gift in my early years of knitting. I think part of the reason I loved it as it was one of the first non-Patons patterns I actually used the yarn called for in the pattern. It also spawned my obsession with eBay yarn purchases, specifically Zara. I have amassed quite a collection over the years and it remains one of my favourites, particularly for its stitch definition and softness. (Italian wool just sounds luxurious). I’ve generally moved on to more economical choices for kids knits but sometimes you have to splurge and besides, there’s plenty there for many hats,.

As I was pondering all of this, I remembered that first hat I knit from the pattern and dug out a photo of my oldest niece in her version of the hat:

Isn’t she sweet?

I saw the date on the side and realized I had the perfect blog post: oldest and youngest nieces in the same hat pattern 10 years apart.


I knit the hat, procrastinated a week or so and added the tassels. (Tassels are easy; I don’t know why I had a mental block.) I delivered the hat today; she wasn’t into modelling so her Mum said she’d send a photo.


A couple hours later, this is the text I received.

It looks lovely on her. 😂😂

3 replies on “She’s a Funny One

  1. I am compelled to comment on your posts, Bonnie. Partly because I love people who muse publicly and are willing to share back stories … even about knitting. Also because devotion inspires me. I’ll likely never knit but passion is contagious. Also because you are forever a student of your craft … forever learning, trying, testing. I think I am sensing a sermon coming on. Please enjoy your time away.

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