I was browsing Ravelry for baby hat patterns and when I came across “Soft Serve” (Ravelry link) I knew I had to make it:
Our former next-door neighbors will be parents in October so I hope their baby likes this whimsical hat!
It is knit from fingering weight acrylic (from my stash) on US 3’s. I had to modify the pattern because the 0-3 month size came out to be 10 inches – way too small. So I picked up stitches along the cast-on edge, increased 12 stitches evenly spaced, and did another band of stockinette and another band of seed stitch. Now it will easily fit a 12-14+ inch head. I also changed the “swirl” on the top to make it more ice-creamy.