I have been admiring Meg's lovely version of the stella pixie hat on her boy for a while now. But somehow it didn't seem right for Milo, plus I think that boy has quite enough hand knits for his head for the time being! But when my step sister went in to labour a little earlier than expected with her baby girl, I knew that this would be the perfect little hat for her.
In retrospect I should have tried to alter the pattern to make it smaller than the 3-12 month size, but at least it will last her a bit (though of course she probably won't fit in to it until the spring!).
I used some beautiful hand-dyed merino from snowberry and lime, I already had. I love the colours and the way it knitted up, plus I still have some left over.
I used one of my own loveheart buttons for the fastener.