I don't have littles anymore. My boys are 20 and 22. I miss the giggling and squeals. I am NOT, however, ready for grandbabies.
I was searching of other ways to help people and I found Hero Network. There are simple wishes (a get-well or birthday card, or small gift) and there are really big wishes.
I made this for a little girl whose family fell on hard times and can't afford much for her birthday. Every little girl deserves something special and fun, especially on their birthday. So I knitted this hat. I like it so much, I may make one for myself next!
Don't know how to knit? No worries, it is an easy pattern.
1 skein, Red Heart Kids (I used Bikini)
Size 8 (5.0 mm) knitting needles
18 stitches x 27 rows = 4 inches square
Cast on 40 stitches
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Purl
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: Knit
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: Knit
Row 16: Purl
Row 17: Knit
Row 18: Purl
Repeat Rows 1 - 18 five (5) times
Row 109: Purl
Row 110: Knit
Fold in half (purl side out).
Stitch seams from ends to fold.
Turn inside out (knit side out).
Cut 6 pieces of matching yarn 6" long. Fold 2 strands in half and attach to corner using a "cow hitch" knot. Pull snug. Repeat 2 more times in the same corner. Do the same on the opposite corner.
Cut 6 pieces of matching yarn 48" long. Fold @ strands in half and attach to the open end near the seam. Repeat 2 more times. Braid loosely until 16" long.
"Whip" bind the strands together. Cut ends 2" long leaving a tassel on the ends.