I knitted this hat from a pattern in this book back when I was pregnant with Rowan, the condom hat as it was affectionately known. Well in an attempt to beef up Rowan's Christmas stocking I thought I'd knit a new, bigger one for him that we could wrap up for the big day. Aidan can be quite perceptive at times and I thought if he saw me making the hat and then it appeared in Rowan's stocking from Santa, his suspicions might be aroused about where the gifts really come from. So it was knitted covertly.
The pattern went up to size 6-12months, which is a bit small for Rowan now so I took a chance and went up a needle size to 4.5mm still using 4ply wool (1 ball was plenty), this time in an inky-blue (less condom-y). Fortunately it fits really well and should do for the rest of this winter and spring.