I love to knit and crochet. Okay, maybe my love borders on obsession, which borders on total neglect of my children and husband for hours at a time while I sit, yarn in hand... but whatevs.
On my favourite pattern site, Ravelry, there are over 220 000 patterns available. Of those 220 000 there are 73 000 patterns that specify that they are for the female gender, be it baby girls, child aged girls or grown women. Never mind the thousands of clothing items for dolls. There are only 8 000 that specify that they are for boys. Okay, forget the math. The point is there are an infinite amount of patterns out there for girls, and a limited amount for boys. And I get it. Sweaters, dresses, darling hats with larger-than-your-baby's-head flowers on them tend to be way more exciting than plain toques (Canadian for beanies.) But, I like to dress up my boys, and I like to make things for them. So, in my attempt to do just that, Silas got a new hat!
No, it isn't meant to be on sideways, but when a 20 month old dresses himself...
Here's the pattern for the newborn Buy My 'Papes, Sir Newsboy Hat. (Just click on the link, and it will take you there.) If you do make one, I'd love to see pictures, or upload them to Ravelry. Let me know if you have any problem getting the PDF and I will make sure to get it to you.