It took me awhile to find the perfect pattern, but then I came across this one on Ravelry. It's called "Sakura" and is for sale on Knitpicks . It's one of their instant downloads for $1.99. I just love the top of the hat. It looks like a blossom.
It was fairly easy to knit and Eliza just loves it. I think she's worn it everyday since I gave it to her. I even had enough yarn to make yet another pair of fingerless gloves.
I wouldn't be surprised if she asked me to make her another one next year! I think this is one pattern that I'll knit again and again. Eliza loves the Malabrigo and how soft it is! She kept rubbing the mitts against her cheek! I know the feeling. This is my most favorite yarn. I could just knit with it day in and day out.
Speaking of knitting day in and day out, I'm finishing up a brand new pattern that I hope to post very soon! If only cotton was as easy to knit with as that yummy Malabrigo!