So I have this thing with hats.
I love them. I have been living in them these past few weeks. Straw hats, slouchy hats, all kinds of hats.
And this one is no exception. In fact, it’s one of my all-time favs. Ever.
It was supah dupah quick to knit. Especially since I have finally succombed to Audible.com. I listened to my first audio book while working on this. Buh-rilliant idea!
I love knitting more than life, but it can get boring for me sometimes. So being able to listen to something that doesn’t require your eyes is greattt! It made the time pass so quickly and enjoyably. It’s really enhanced the whole crafting time.
First book I listened to was Divergent. Interesting, but not exactly my vibe.
Second book I’ve got going is by Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium and is called There’s More to Life Than This. LOVE IT.
Anyways, back to the hat:
PATTERN: Robin Hood. I found it a wonderful pattern and easy to follow. Took several hours to complete.
YARN: 2 skeins of my ultra-soft hand-spun Natural Chocolate Yak-Down yarn. Luscious and creamy! It’s so great for a rainy day in the summer or of course any kind of cool weather. Cozy and comfy and just makes me feel all warm and protected.
NEEDLES: Size recommended in the pattern. I didn’t test a gauge swatch and it turned out the right size, so yay!
TIME: Several hours to complete. I’d say it’s advanced beginner level.
BUTTONS: Coconut shell buttons from Joann’s! They were 4.95 each packet (took 2 packets) but were 40% off and so worth it. They fit the natural, earthy vibe so well. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Plus I love anything coconut. Coconut cream, coconut water, coconut flavor, everything.
This hat just makes me happy. You can wear it so many different ways.
Plop it on when you have a bad hair day. With our move coming up, these have been frequent for me. Shower? What’s that? Get dressed and presentable? Not sure I understand.
Hope you love the hat and that it inspired you!
Isn’t it a great day to be alive? Me thinks yes.
Bye for now.