If you haven't heard the story before, the little one has a funny sized head, too small for a children's hat and too big for a toddler size hat. Not a big deal when the weather is balmy, but when the wind is whipping and it's -20, an ill fitting hat can really be a problem. So, in an effort to solve the problem, I pulled out my knitting needles and some wool and went to work. In two short evenings, I produced Hat #1
Not a bad hat, eh!? Except that it isn't quite long enough and if she has a pony-tail in her hair, it creeps up around her ears and they get cold. So, off to the internet I go in search of a hat with ear flaps. 4 not so short nights later, I presented her with Hat #2
Uh, oops?! It's a little bit too big. Haha! So, back to the drawing board I go, but this time I got smart 'cause this too big for the little kid hat fits the big kid just fine! I altered the pattern slightly, knit less rows and voila! Hat #3
A happy kid, with warm ears. Now, as Murphy's Law dictates, the weather has been near or above freezing during the days here for almost a week. So, the hat isn't quite as necessary as it was 3 weeks ago when I started this adventure. However, this is our home town and everyone knows Winter isn't over yet!
My next knitting adventure will be much longer. About 2 years ago I bought some really chunky wool and some big fat needles and knit a scarf. To bad for me it's too itchy to actually be worn as a scarf (ever sweated in your snowsuit with a scarf scratching your neck?). So, I've decided to make a few more scraves and then I'll sew them together and have myself a very warm throw! Ingenious I tell you.
If you've made it this far, I hope you've enjoyed my little adventure as much as I have. We now return to our regularly scheduled Papercrafting! :)