Here she is, still enjoying or tolerating the novelty of something that envelopes her entire head -- her mom and I found this at a children's wear consignment shop in their neighbourhood that also sells select clothing by local designers. This brilliant little hood (made in 3 sizes in a variety of great fabrics by one of those local designers) is constructed of two layers of a medium-weight cotton knit, finished at the faceline with a band of ribbing -- you can just glimpse the broad purple stripes she'll sport when wearing it reversed. (To Nola's left, you can see some of the stack of "new" (gently used) clothes we brought home for her -- such fun shopping this way, and no guilt at all!).
And is that a face of resignation or despair?
We're more used to seeing a smile on her face, but if she's going to be a bit sad, I think it might be a worthwhile tradeoff for how much warmer she'll be with her little ears covered. In fact, I've been checking out Ravelry for knitted patterns of helmets/hoods that are equally easy to get on and equally difficult to take off -- Nana knows that wool will be even warmer than that cotton. Even better, alpaca or even cashmere ('cause baby stuff doesn't take much yardage) so there's no itch factor to take the smile of that face.