With my leftover Blue Moon Fiber Arts superwash worsted merino in the Spinel colorway, I made this bonnet from the Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern on page 108 of The Opinionated Knitter. I used size 6 needles to get a tight stitch, and it's a bit big but comfortable on his 10-month-old head.
I made a couple adjustments. Instead of a (chokeable) button, I picked up three stitches at each mitred corner and did a (less chokeable) i-cord. And instead of sewing up the back, I picked up all the ridges and then did a 3-needle bind-off with the bonnet held inside-out. If you follow the pattern from the book, these mods should make sense. This is what the back looks like, and this shows the color a bit better in the sun.
I think it's adorable! Iwant to make more. I don't know what I love most - the chubby blue i-cord bow, the sweet angles on the sides, or the way it frames his little face so sweetly even when he's miserable.
Thanks to my two new obsessions, I've started two flickr groups. Please join blue moon fiber arts and baby bonnets (handmade or not) and add photos, so I don't waste away alone in my lonely little flickr groups. Because a flickr loser - that's really bad.