Sunday, October 12, 2008

The best fall hat EVER

If I do say so myself. I'm pretty pleased with the way this one turned out - I used the same pattern for the wool hats last Christmas but I've learned to tweak the pattern a bit, plus this yarn was well made and NOT knobbly as all get out.

I got the yarn a year ago at the Yolo Wool Mill open house (which is coming up in two weeks!). Unfortunately, I forget who made it and what the blend is, though I do know that it is hand dyed and at least partly if not all merino wool. It's so soft and gorgeous, I just want to rub it on my face all day (is that weird?).

Aaaaaaand, I used those buttons right away! Shocking.

Here's a detail of the pompons - you can really see all of the rich colors in there.

This hat will be perfect for walking around town on blustery fall days like those we've been having lately in Davis. The shadows have been intense.

Yesterday, Sammy and I went for a long walk on just such a blustery day; partly to take the hat for a test drive, and partly because the light and temperature were just the way we like it. What a happy boy.

1 comment:

Carlene said...

I LOVE the hat, so much. That yarn is so cool. And Sammy, the look of ecstasy on his face is just too much.