If you are a member of the Ravelry community then you are probably not a stranger to the awesome patterns by Just Jussi. She makes some beautiful bits and bobs for babies. Simple yet delightful and unique. A few months ago I made my first Aviatrix Helmet. To my delight the weather has cooled down and Benjamin is now able to wear it. I have to say I just love it. And even better yet this pattern is free. These designs very much inspire me to work on creating my own patterns for children because I think there is just nothing more adorable then kids in knits.
I hadn’t yet attached my button when I took these photos so the strap is not done up but buttoned up or not its just so cute. And I managed to make it with some leftover scrap yarn to boot. The pic with the dummy is when he was a little bub not yet able to fill the hat. As you can see now he is a big juicy boy fitting the hat almost snuggly.
I have this pattern to thank for teaching me about short rows and wraps which are commonly found when knitting socks so that was also a handy skill to learn along the way. Maybe one day when I have the time and patience I will be able to knit myself some nice warm socks. I wont hold my breath.
I will certainly be making more of these for my boys and gifts for friends too. Thanks Just Jussi for a fantastic free pattern!