I saw these kits on a blog I check often. I had to check the source, and found that the price on WEBS was quite reasonable, even considering US$ and shipping to Canada. I have a granddaughter and my friend Jude has three, so I ordered some girly pink kits - two bunnies, a kitty, and a unicorn.
I think they're all super cute. Our princess got to choose first, immediately picked the bunny, and never waivered. She pulled it on, even though it was a chunky hat on a hot day. She's hard to catch standing still for a photo, and the bunny was sometimes looking out over her back, but these photos will give you an idea.
(Sideways again - WHY?!)
The yarn is one self striping or jacquard ball with pattern on the label. The hats are well planned, coming with a foam disk to set under the hat and act as a base for the stuffy head, and the head itself has a thin satin ribbon sewn in, so it can easily be threaded through the top of the hat, tied in a bow inside, and removed for washing the hat. My husband and I started thinking of other kids among our friends and family, and next thing I was ordering six more hats for baby and Christmas gifts. Right now they've been back ordered for six weeks, but I hope they come through eventually.
The princess also got a new sweater. This is another project that I began in order to help a friend who was having trouble with the edging. The only way that I could figure it out was to knit it myself. The pattern, Alice, is from Sublime, who publish lots of beautiful patterns, but it doesn't happen to be a brand that I use often. Sometimes I'm not sure how the directions are counting the starting stitch or the one that's left when you're casting off inside a row and then knitting a few stitches for the pattern repeat. It took a couple of tries to get the number of stitches for the row to work out right. After that it's all plain stockinette, easy-peasy.
The yarn an old Bernat soy and acrylic blend. It's nice and soft. You can't go wrong with a white, goes-with-anything cardigan. The style is deliberately short, not a bolero but cropped. It looks nice over a longer tee or a dress.
Next it will be my turn for a sweater. If the season is almost over, at least I'll have something new ready for next summer.