My great friend Giovanna, never one for mincing words, flat out asked me to make a hat for her one year old, Giacomo. And she requested a pom pom. If you knew Giacomo, you'd have a hard time refusing too!
This project is a great opportunity to practice your Fair Isle skills. It's small enough to rip out, redo, and make a few. Also, baby's are so uncritical.
To design this hat I used the help of this great book. Besides ancient images of rugged Scottish fishermen covered head to toe in expertly knit Fair Isle gear, the book includes pages and pages of black and white traditional stitch patterns. I chose one, came up with a little border and a color scheme and here you go! Enjoy! --Whitney