Soooo ... my baby is due in June, and morning sickness made me not want to knit, but one day DH demanded that I start making things for baby. OK, OK!! So I took out all my knitting mags and books and told him to choose a pattern, knowing full well that he would want an earflap hat and a "manly" theme (we're having a boy). He chose the luggy bonnet from Weekend Knitting, but since it's knit flat and has way too many color changes, I ignored him and made this:
It's a combination of the Li'l Devil Baby Hat found here:http://www.kittyville.com/knit/devil_hat.html
and the Pirate mittens pattern found here: http://www.helloyarn.com/piratemittens.htm
This was my first stranded knitting project so I am verrrry proud of it, even if the sides are a little wonky (I made it using the Magic Loop method) but I'm sure the baby won't care!