I decided to make Iris a little hat. There is a possibility that she will be fair-skinned like me, and I thought a hat would be a good idea. Plus, what fun is it to have a little girl if you can't sew for her? I measured the circumference of her head, and worked out a pattern. I had a piece of red linen gathering dust in my craft room, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Eli, in his very first display of jealousy since the beginning of the new baby saga, (and I mean VERY first, I'm so proud of him for that!) said he wanted the hat to be for him, not for Iris. I promised when I finished hers, I'd make one for him.
He wanted a red hat, and I had plenty of linen left over, and since Iris' hat turned out really girly, (as planned) I thought it would be fun to make a newsboy cap for Mr. E.
I found a pattern here and here's how it ended up.