I had about a quarter of a yard of white fleece I've been carting around forever (I have a hard time throwing cloth away) that I finally found a use for. We were asked to be on a float in our town's Christmas Parade, and, although this is Texas, I knew it would be cold (unfortunately it was so cold and windy that Ellie and I ended up not doing it, but still...). So the night before I googled for a baby fleece hat pattern and used this one (basically), to make this cute little cap.
When I first made it I centered the earflaps directly on the sides, but when I put it on her I realized they would work a lot better if they were a little farther back. So when we got home I picked out the flaps and adjusted them back about an inch. And I embroidered a cute little snowflake on the front.
So here it is in its finished state. Instead of string that tie under, I attached a snap to the end of the tie and the other side of the flap so it just snaps together. I would have prefered to use some velcro, but I'm all out. I also used a decorative wave stitch on my machine in pink to edge to ear flaps, the tie, and the top of the brim. I love it and it was super easy to do. I would say all total it took me about 30 minutes.
I love my life. I have a wonderful husband and beautiful daughter, terrific parents, in-laws, brothers, friends, and extended family. I've had fantastic experiences thus far and look forward to having more. I have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and I love it.