The little hat is finished and embellished and ready to be popped in the mail to start winging its way to the birthday girl.
The basic template is the Inca Snowflake from Itty Bitty Hats. The edging reveals my lack of dexterity where the crochet hook is concerned, but I'm really happy with the overall result. It is being modeled there by a one liter wide-mouth Nalgene bottle, which doesn't really help the shape. Here's the flat shot.
Still cute. However if hat knitting is going to continue at this pace, I'm going to have to think about getting one of those Styrofoam heads. Where does one even look for something like that?
I've been searching through hat patterns on Ravelry and plotting more gift knits. This may reach knitting jag proportions.
Joyeux anniversaire, Jeanne!