While thinking about toe-up socks, I serendipitously came across this top-down anime hat pattern from Hello Yarn. I'd seen it and even bookmarked it before, but never had gotten around to making it. I probably never made it because I'd never done the figure eight cast on required for it! Well, with my recent obsession for making fun hats for wee one and my desire to try out toe-up socks, now was the time to make this adorable hat. I used Knitpicks Shine Sport and cut out felt for the eyes (I just couldn't get the crochet to look very good for the eyes). The figure eight cast on was fun and the hat is sooo cute. I definitely have more of these planned!