I'm about to post some unflattering photos of Lila, so I felt compelled to show you the cute photo montage first! She's 2-3 weeks in the above photos.
So... the kitten hat. The kitten hat that I knit for Lila didn't fit her straight out of the womb- Lila's head is a bit of a funny shape (she has a head like E.T.), which meant that a lot of newborn hats just didn't fit her, including the kitten hat. But I re-blocked the hat (meaning, I aggressively wet blocked it to within an millimeter of the yarn's breaking point) and.....
Fail. Her head is huge. So I re-knit is using the same rolled brim as the bunny hat, which fit much better:
By the way, that E.T. comparison? My mom and I had a huge laugh when I mentioned the scene where ET is wrapped in the blanket. Because you know, my baby girl does look an awful lot like that!
But I'm pleased to report that at 5 weeks, her head is rounding out. In the meantime, we're having a bit of a chuckle at her expense. Once day, when she has grown and has a nicely rounded head, she'll be mortified that I blabbed about her looking like ET on the internet when she was just a tiny baby.