One of the things that amazes me most about knitting for my kids is how much they enjoy what I make for them. I never expected that. And they have a strong sense of ownership about what I make for them. It may fit their sister, and their sister may wear it, but I made it for them, and them alone.
When I designed my first sweater, I named it the Lucia sweater, after my youngest daughter. I made the sample in her size and the name fit.
I went on to make a Lucia sweater for my middle daughter and she wore hers to school. Her teacher, who knits, said, "I see you're wearing the Lucia sweater." And my daughter's reply was, "It's not Lucia's sweater, it's mine." I wasn't there to hear this conversation, but her teacher told me and it makes me laugh.
So this hat that I'm releasing today is the Lucia hat, named because it features the same stitch pattern as the sweater. My middle daughter claimed the child sized hat I made, and I had to make one for Lucia too because Lucia loves hats.
I hope you enjoy knitting the hat as much as I do. And I hope your kids love their hand knits as much as mine.
Lucia Hat on Ravlery: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lucia-hat