I love my daughter’s name. Jolie means “pretty” in French. Sometimes saying her name makes me want to sing Alouette and put a black beret on her head. J’adore Jolie in a hat! When I was pregnant with her I crocheted tons of baby hats. So many that I gave away eight hats and two crowns to my sister, who was expecting her baby girl one month after mine. I wish I’d found a baby beret pattern for beginners.
I hope Jolie grows up to be the kind of woman who wears a hat. I can almost picture her walking confidently in high heels and a pencil dress, a slash of red lipstick and a jaunty hat. Margo Nickel says, “Whenever you wear a hat, your day will be special.” And that’s my prayer for Jolie, that she will make each day count and live it with style.