Friday, January 3, 2020

My Magic Hat


My first finished item of 2020.  It's just the 3rd folks, so I'm really killing it so far!  Actually I basically finished it at the tail end of 2019 (better late than never) and just added six extra stitches yesterday ;-).

Why did I add six extra stitches yesterday?  Let me bring you up to speed...


If you look closely (click to biggify) at the top picture, you can see the two brown stitches now up in the tree.  I actually added two "owls"...a pair...and then decided I wanted three owls, so they are a small family.  And yes, I realize that I probably don't want a owl mixed up in a tree full of my favorite smaller birds, but these are kind owls and are only here "visiting" ;-).

Here's where things went a little...awkward.  Last night I had a dream that I was sitting on the end of the bed and the little blond chicken was sitting next to me (yes, in the house :-o) and outside the window were five new brownish-black chickens gathered together looking like they, too, would like to come in the house...so there may be a glitch or two.

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Project notes:

This is the Forest for the Trees hat by Mary Scott Huff.  

I used a partial skein of the new white Lamb Camp Legacy yarn and I dyed it using Jacquard acid dyes.  It's lovely :-).  I promise I will get the yarn posted soon.  It's posted!  

I noticed on the projects page that some folks had trouble with the hat being too short, so I added three extra rows...and if I make it again I will probably add three more somewhere.  I am hat challenged...or pointy headed.

I used duplicate stitches to add some cardinals, blue jays and owls and changed the top to brown to look like a pine cone :-).

It was a very fun knit and a beautiful hat.  I give it a thumbs up...and will now wait patiently for my owls to show up.  Owls...Not Chickens.


12 comments:

Michelle said...

😂

sophy0075 said...

Owls! Chickens! Monarch butterflies!

farm buddy said...

Very beautiful hat!

Shirley said...

It's a lovely hat! although I can't wear them- they make my head itch! I'm a cowboy hat or ball cap kind of girl.

EAS said...

Great job - the hat is really beautiful!

Terry and Linda said...

Well done. It is beautiful!

Cheryl West said...

Well then, I guess you should add chickens to the next hat as well. They don't want to be left out.

LannieK said...

Beautiful! Like your addition of Peep and friends - added a lot!

Anonymous said...

Now that hat is something to crow/chirp about! The pattern I looked at was not this one at all!

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a perfect hat! You made it your own! :)

Sheepmom said...

You made a great hat even better! The chickens were a practice run - the owls will come next, no doubt.

karen said...

what a pretty hat and I love the colors in it!!

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