Monday, January 28, 2008

...In which I contemplate designing a hat

Hats have always been a favorite accessory of mine. I used to have a lovely collection of vintage hats way back in my teen and college years. And I wore them unabashedly, proudly, even, with my bright red lipstick and all black clothing. I no longer have the hats nor would I be likely to wear them frequently as I did then, but I still love them. So it comes as no surprise that among my favorite things to knit are hats of all sorts. Hats are fun to design and, in most cases, the knitting process is straightforward and not too complicated for my basic skills. They can be made quickly and don't take much yarn. They also make great gifts. There is a pattern I found online for a hat called the stained glass hat. It's a very attractive hat, but it made me start thinking about designing one that more closely resembles actual stained glass windows, all arched at the top and brightly colored with black delineations... I think I can use the same basic shaping I used for the hat of much ugliness if I can find my notes. I told Mark it would be for Ashleigh, but if it turns out as well as I think it might then I may have to keep it for myself.

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