I have joined a knitting group at our church. Actually, I should say we have started attending a church and the church has a knitting group. I am the youngest knitter by twenty or thirty years. The ladies gather to knit prayer shawls and baby blankets and stocking caps. The stocking caps, I am assured, are most in demand this time of year - to be handed out at the church's warming center. So two by two stockinette I'll knit for nine inches, then a no-muss-or-fuss decrease at the top and the cap is finished.
The sweet green jewel is for a dear friend's baby whom I'll meet for the first time this weekend. I know this sweet babe will be tiny, I only hope she is still tiny enough to for this hat to fit! The pom-pom, I agree, is a bit ridiculous....or perhaps ridiculously cute? You decide.
The brown cap is called Encore Worsted Ribbed Hat and the green cap is called Child's Cap. I don't have e - copies of them and wasnot able to find them on line, sorry!