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grape joe

November 4, 2009

I don’t think I talked about this hat when I made it, but I was in a bit of a silk phase (I still kind of am). It’s made out of yarn (Fyberspates) that Ysolda gave me when she stayed in Montreal about a year and a half ago. It’s BFL and Silk in a 60/40 mix, though I may be making that last part up. The pattern is Woolly Wormhead’s Strawberry Joe. The result is a cozy hat that’s nice to wear on chilly, wet days. The best part is that it isn’t as hot as a wool hat, but it still keeps my head warm.

I’ve been wearing this hat a lot lately. When you make a hat in the summer there’s no telling how much use you’ll get out of it when the weather turns again and honestly, I wasn’t entirely sure that I’d be okay wearing a pointy hat, but I actually love it.

The most amusing thing about these photos is the difference in my hair length and the color of the leaves on my outside wall. The first one was taken a few days ago and the second was taken just after the hat came off the needles.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2009 10:24 am

    K. I feel a little less like a dweeb commenting now.

    That hat is a great colour. I’m intrigued by the sideways construction. Is the BFL/silk blend super squishy and soft?

  2. November 4, 2009 10:42 am

    That hat is adorable! I think the pointiness really works, especially with such a rich color.

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