My continuing adventures in knitting for our local NICU, creating special holiday hats (and more!) for our little Littles in celebration of the major holidays and for their parents to take home as souvenirs.
When the copywriter with Leisure Arts, Inc first requested a photo from me for my book (Warm Hats for Wee Noggins) we had, at that point, emailed back and forth enough by that time that I knew I could get away with send a smartbutt photo and had Gene take this one of me. Not surprisingly she liked it but suggested, perhaps, a photo with less hair accessorizing might be appropriate. Well. Ooooookaaaaaay. So I sent a serious one. But I still like this one the most.
The number one search term on this blog for the last three weeks running has been "nipple hat". You people are pervs! (It's what I like most about y'all!)
This is the Facebook pic that started it all, at least in my group of friends. At least four people posted this to my FB wall as a "suggested" NICU hat. Are you trying to get me fired? Kidding. It is really cute and very funny.
You can even purchase this particular hat at Nursing Bra Express in three different skin tones: ivory, tan, or chocolate and two sizes: newborn and 6+ months for $19.50.
K2tog around to last stitch. K1 (except <1yr). Remaining sts: 3 (3, 4, 5)
Place all sts on one dbl ptd needle and work as I-cord for 1/2 - 3/4"
***Pattern Note: As written, pattern creates a 2" diameter areola on baby/child sizes and a 3" diameter areola on the adult size. This size can be made larger by changing to CC however many rows desired prior to beginning decrease. Keep gauge and finished length in mind: 8 rows equals 1 inch. Finished lenghths: 5" (6", 7", 8")
Gene aka The Hubby Who makes suggestions, appreciates my efforts, and who said when seeing the turkey butt hat for the first time "You are so perverse. Those poor babies don't know what they've gotten in to." But he laughed while he said it so I think it was a compliment.