The hat for week 19 pays homage to the sunflowers of my childhood.
I made a plain brown hat with some lovely cotton yarn, then made several yellow petals and stitched them into place. It actually looks like a sunflower if you check it out from the aerial view.
If I were to make this hat again, I would make another set of smaller petals to stitch on top of the other layer, to fill things in a bit. Alas, not enough time for that detail. I finished it at about 10pm Sunday night. We were staying with friends that night and I was very pleased because when my friend Janelle saw it, she immediately asked, "Is it a sunflower?"
We spent Sunday night with my friend Janelle--who I've known since kindergarten, her husband Nathan, and their adorable daughter, of giraffe hat fame. This picture was too, too, too cute. I have plans to display it at their wedding.
Here's the pattern for the hat: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75167848/baby-sunflower-hat-pattern-knit
And here's the link for the hat itself: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75169266/baby-sunflower-hat?ref=v1_other_1
Should you be interested.