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Brown. Thanks for coming to see the Fixie hat! I hope you'll also take a look at the right hand sidebar for my baby and child bonnet book, and my new book from STC Craft, My Grandmother's Knitting. It features family stories and photos from many famous designers.
You may notice that in the early comments there was a problem with the pattern. It's been corrected! You can download a .pdf of the correct pattern here:
But what is it?
When Sebastian was born (all of 2 weeks ago), we had lots of cute head covering options since many people had given us staggeringly cute hats.
However, newborns have super tiny, often long, ever-changing, ever-rounding heads that seem to need a different hat every day. The usual cotton "receiving hats" don't give or cling nearly enough, and you're left using the kind of icky hospital-provided mesh hat. Even now at a couple weeks of age, Sebastian is in the 10th percentile headwise (he's a little peanut, I swear), and every hat we have swivels around and around on his head and makes him end up looking like a Catholic bishop. So I created...the Fixie!
Download pattern above.