Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hats

Hats are such a satisfying project; quick FOs. They're very portable too, which is always nice.

Last Friday at The Yarnery's Knit Night our hostess said that her 2011 project is to knit a hat every week. She was not clear about what she was going to do with them at the end of the year, but I guess she's working through her stash and getting a lot of FOs in the meantime.

I recently finished two hats - this one, made from the leftover yarn from the Faith Shawl, is for the Knitters' Guild chemo hat project of 2011:
I've made the pattern before, most memorably for Heidi, who still talks about how much she used that hat, and loved it, five years ago when she was going through chemotherapy. Yup, five years cancer-free, yeah!


This is MaryLou Egan's Knotted Cables hat, which I made for a friend of a friend of Boy-child last winter. I love the pattern and the Malabrigo Twist yarn is perfect for it (one skein, almost exactly).
I made it for Boy-child's advisor. I owe her and that school a lot, given that he's graduated.

I'm also working on Veronik Avery's Blue Point Stole made out of Viola, which I purchased on Groundhog Day in Alexandria, VA. It's impossible to photograph unblocked lace. I've dubbed it the Groundhog stole in honor of that outing.

1 comment:

kmkat said...

I recognize the chemo hat -- thanks for sharing the pattern. I have made more of those -- five, at last count -- than I want. Damned cancer.