A Red and Orange Lesson

My daughter told me that her cousin, my niece, wants a knitted hat “because she’s never had one before.”  By that, I interpret never had a hand-made hat before.  When I was in Chicago, I stopped into Loopy Yarns, called my daughter and said, “what colors?”

She said, “Red and orange.”

I grimmaced.  I had a striped hat in mind, and red and orange stripes just weren’t grooving for me, so I said, “Are you sure?”

Thirteen-year-old girls have a quick exasperation period for their mothers.  She said, “Those are her favorite colors.”

All right.  Okay.  We’ll see.  I bought the red and orange Casade 220, but not without asking the lady at the front desk what she thought.  The gal shared a tiny bit of my hesitation, but assured me it would be fine.

So I forgot the stripes and first made the Gastropoda:


But I made it too small, and I didn’t like the way the top of the hat gets pointy (granted it’s not blocked yet).

So I made another hat: this one from an old Scandinavian Knitting book from my public library.


Here’s the star pattern looking down on this hat (had to use flash for a better shot, so forgive the glaring colors).


Chocking up another bit of wisdom to my daughter…..because I LOVE the combination of these colors.


About lionsdaughter

I like to make things, lots of things, but not all things. I love to sew, knit, embroider, take pictures, scrapbook, dye fibers, work clay in the summer, garden. I want to try weaving, spinning, and stain glass work. I have no interest in auto body, upholstery, or tanning (either working animal skin or purposefully darkening my own).
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