I whipped this up over three evenings this week ... it was a smash hit at the baby shower today! The father's nickname is Cupcake, so it was definitely apropos. And there were vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting at the shower, too. :-)
This was my first time ever making a pompom (i.e. I bought the pompom-maker about two hours before the shower started). I can't say I loved the pompom process, but it sure is cute on there. Viva la pom!
Pattern: Cupcake Hat
Source: Chile con Yarne
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted (1 skein pink, 1 skein vanilla, with LOTS left over)
It's a great pattern, but the decreases seemed a little wonky. I'd probably adjust them if I made this again. Everything else about it is genius!
Before the shower, I went to one of two new LYSes in town, the Knitting Nest. Just to take a little peeksie. It definitely has great potential! I talked to the owner and she is super nice. I didn't get any yarn, but I did get some of those little "knitted by" gift tags. The grand opening party is October 13, so I'll definitely stop by for that.