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.