Tuesday, December 2, 2014
And a hat for her
A lovely slouchy hat which I will actually wear, because it fits and it looks OK. Not OK enough for me to model here, but OK enough to go to the grocery store, if you know what I mean. Actually, the last time I was in my local Starbucks, it was a cool and drizzly day. There were 2 young women there in slouchy hats. They looked lovely. I concluded that slouchy hats were actually in style. This might be one of those rare instances where I collide with fashion.
Here is the original pattern. The Sock Stashbuster Slouchy Hat by Amanda Schwabe. She has a nice take on the stripes.
Of course, I have to show you the finished 1898 Hat that I made for Mr. Coco.
He loves it. It's warm and it stays put on his head. All the other hats he had would move around. When he lifted his shovel, the hat would slide forward and cover his eyes. He'd have to slide it back. Not sure if it was the fit or the fibre. This one is 100% wool, worsted weight. The pattern advises not to block, but I blocked the dome of it, because it had a curiously pointy gnome-like quality that wasn't really appealing. It blocked out just fine.
And, of course, I've gone far too long her without a photo of the lovely Miss Cassie. She was a bit under the weather for a while, but after a quick (and expensive) trip to the vet, she's fit as a fiddle again. Fourteen years old now, and still a beauty.