Wednesday, November 20, 2013

For Tracey

I have a coworker, Tracey who is constantly giving me yarn.  God Bless her sweet mom who forgets all about the purchase.  As a result, Tracey ends up giving me the yarn.  I can see that her mother still has a good eye, because I absolutely love the colorway of this Lion Brand Chunky yarn.  

Instead of doing more squares, or something for myself, I figured I'd pay this "pay it forward" backwards - so to speak.  I made this hat from the Robin's Egg Pattern from  The original pattern called for a (who knew) robin's egg blue chunky, but it works with almost any colorway.  Again, with most of my hats, the challenge was to find a cool button to go on the hat.  As luck would have it, Joanne's Fabric came to my rescue.  Another $2.00 button that is just as fashionable.  

Anyway........the recipient of the hat, Tracey, absolutely loved it and modeled it for me tonight.  Unfortunately, I wasn't quick enough to get a picture.  She looked lovely in it.  I plan to continue to knit like a "mad hatter" by doing some cool wooly wormhead patterns that I just purchased.

Brattleboro Hat

I had some leftover Paton's 100% Wool yarn that was left over from Alexandria's Blanket.  I have always wanted to make this Brattleboro Hat from Interweave Knits.  The photo is from my iPhone and really doesn't do justice to the sage colors of the hat.  The picture in the magazine was more of a minty green, but I prefer the sage green instead.  The buttons, which were a perfect match were found at Joanne's Fabric for about $2.00.  I can't wait for the opportunity to wear this!