I had some yarn leftover from the knitted top that I made for Penny and found a hat pattern that I dared to try. This is my first knit hat and my first attempt at a picot cast on. I just love the look of picots, though I had no idea how to make them. I read about them in my Knitting for Dummies book but it was a video that I found on line that really made it click. It’s so simple once you know what you are doing! I thought that this pattern, the Beanie Hat from Louisa Harding’s Natural Knits for Babies and Moms, was the perfect match for the top. It is a touch on the big side but I am happy about that because the top is too. Hopefully she will get lots of wear out of both pieces before she outgrows them. Now my yarn is all gone so it is back to sewing I go!