I accidentally finished this hat instead of finishing a book yesterday. Oops! I used Araucania Nature Wool (about 2/3 of a skein), size 6 and 8 needles, and I cast on 90 instead of 70 stitches. And then I followed the pattern. Now, I’m going to show you a picture of me wearing this hat. I don’t think this is the kind of style that works well on short, big hair. Good thing the intended recipient has smooth, shiny hair. So it should work, right? (The other concern I have is that it looks really awkward not on a human head, you know? Too big, and sort of weird. Oh, well. Maybe this will be a test of how well my brother’s girlfriend receives handknits?!)
This hat is poofier than it looks in this picture. Trust me.
Boh was passed out in the background when I was getting ready to take this picture. And then I said, “Are you hungry?” Which was sort of cruel, as it was not yet dinnertime.
There is nothing cuter.
Also, remember how I won amazing peach rum preserves over at Libby’s blog? Well, I dug into one of the jars today, and this stuff is INCREDIBLE. Note to self: make A LOT of boozy peach preserves next summer.
Tomorrow I am going to a dance party. For my favorite (almost) eight-year-old’s birthday. And you know what I’m giving him? Yarn.
I’m told I’ll get to do the Macarena.
I love the color! Maybe it’s not the best-best for shorter curly hair, but I also kinda figure that winter is the time when any handknit goes. So. And, yes, I often look ridiculous.
Yummy drunk peaches. Which reminds me to find the whisky.
I think the hat looks ADORABLE on you!! I have recently embraced the “curls peeking out” look….
Oh man. The Macarena? That’s so awesome. And also, Felicities really do look odd off the head, but I bet she’ll love it: that hat looks great on everyone.
I can’t get past the ‘giving him yarn’ part. He’s a knitter? Super cool. I’m sure she’ll think the hat’s fab.
Very cute hat! I love the slouchy look. Pretty color, too.
Those preserves sound amazing. I made some very boozy bourbon balls (dipped in chocolate) yesterday, and they’re heavenly! Plus having a couple while grading somehow seems more reputable than just drinking bourbon.
Ah yes, I think this will be a good test of your brother’s girlfriend in general! :) But she’s got to love the hat…again, a fabulous color and it’s really adorable.
Hope you had fun doing the Macarena!