Need a quick baby shower gift? The bear hat does the trick every time!
It takes less than 2 hours to make (and I am a slow knitter). I found the pattern here on etsy. It is $5.50, but I bet it has saved me hundreds in gifts! It's so easy too; the instructions are simple and you don't even need to know how to knit in the round.
This is the yarn I use
I have done this hat in various colors (bright pink, purple, white, tan, brown) and every single one has been cute!
This is a pic my friend sent to me of a brown one I made as a gift. The model is her newborn son (he is only 1 week old here)
That's another great thing about this hat... it is so easy and cheap to send in the mail since it folds up small.
My daughter wore her bear hat all through her first winter and people would stop me to ask where I got it! Be sure to check out PhylPhil's etsy shop if you're looking for the pattern. I don't even know her, but I feel I am forever indebted to her for this genius pattern.