Remember how I gave My Old Man’s hat away, only to discover he had lost the one I knit him last year? And remember how I then set immediately to knitting him a new one? Well, later that night, when I was roughly seven inches in, My Old Man came gleefully into my study to announce his good news – he had found his old hat! I didn’t fully share his excitement, since I was well over halfway done with the new one. But he was thrilled to have found it – and I was touched that the first thing I knit for him apparently had such sentimental value.
Still, he didn’t complain when I soon handed him a brand-new hat, much softer than the last – and a bit longer, to cover his ears better. (Last year’s hat was made from Manos). Given how frequently hats seem to go missing around here, I suppose having one extra won’t be a bad thing. And when My Old Man saw the new one, he said, “Please don’t give this one away.”
yarn: Malabrigo, Marron Oscuro, less than 1 skein
(pattern calls for ~150 yards)
needles: size 8 circs (KP Options) and dpns
start: January 31, 2007
finish: February 2, 2007
verdict: we both love it – of course the yarn is yummilicious; I also love this pattern, which is super simple and so classic, and I love that it easily fits a variety of head sizes (everyone in our family can wear the same hat and just fold the brim up different amounts)
*if you think you might want this pattern, you better snatch it up quick-like, while it’s free – it looks like frugalhaus has decided to start selling patterns they used to publish for free….