06 March 2013

Hat Marathon

I’m going to start a Hat/Beanie Marathon once I finish my current project – a cardigan which I shall show you in a few days because ITS ALMOST FINISHED!!!
I’m not a fast knitter, but I have a lovely little lady who has requested a hat (and once wrote me a beautiful card saying I was her best cousin – we aren’t cousins, I married her cousin and she was a very confused child when we got married thinking her relatives were marrying each other) Anyway, I’ve held a special place for her since receiving that card, she is a real sweetie and I actually feel very loved with her request for one of my hats
The conversation went like this, after showing her my Ravelry page one day when we were bored
Kate “Do you make hats?”
Me “Yes, they’re really easy once you know how”
Kate “Oh” pause “My hat is getting too small for me”
Me “Would you like me to make one for you?”
Kate “Yes Please!!”
It was a set up and I fell for it
She requested her hat to be purple
Thats my favourite colour so I'm super exited to make this hat perfect for her
Then after measuring her head, I realized her little brother was following us and hanging onto our every word
I think he wanted one too, he didn’t say anything, but I thought I can’t very well make one for Kate and not him
They have another brother; this means I really shouldn’t make two without making a third hat or it wouldn’t be fair (or very nice of me to only turn up with two hats)
I figured if I’m making three hats I might as well make some stash busting hats
I haven’t been knitting long, but I have started accumulating one random ball here and there and the only way to use it up is on single items (like hats)
I’m hoping to make one hat per week at least
Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck! I also have quite the stash... I suppose I'll have to take a leaf out of your book and do something about that.

    1. I hope my left over balls will be enough!