Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ha-Lo Kitty

I love Hello Kitty.  Not in a creepy, you-are-over-40-and-shouldn't-be-wearing-a-Hello-Kitty-headband kind of way but more that I'm glad I have a little girl so I can indulge in one of my favorite nostalgic icons from my youth kind of way.  When Bit was small(er) she used pronounce it Ha (with a slight pause) Lo Kitty (slight emphasis on Lo).  

I started this hat about a year ago and it's just as well I didn't add the face until this winter because it was too big for her 12 months ago.  I finally got over my fear of embroidery over the holidays and added the eyes, mouth and whiskers.  What a fun little project and she actually wears something I knitted for her.  For added flair, I whipped up a bright yellow scarf to match the nose.
I got the pattern from Ravelry, here, but the original was posted on a blog back in 2007 here.