Blue, blue hat

Oh….has it been this long since I've posted? Over two months? I can't believe it! A computer crash, camera problems, another international move, six family members felled one by one by winter colds…..it's been quite a hectic last few months. But here I am again.

I'll keep this brief for now, but want to share this hat – another one of those fun, gratifying, one-day projects I love so much.

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Anna is modeling the hat (and just like the toddler she is, she moves so quickly I can barely capture her on camera), but it's actually sized for a six or seven year old child. I made it for a friend's little girl, who is going through chemotherapy right now and needs something warm to wear on her head. She loves blue, blue in all shades but navy.

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I'd been looking for the perfect yarn for a few months now, and was thrilled to find this at a local yarn shop yesterday because it combines so many beautiful shades of blue. Cornflower blue, sky blue, even a bit of lavender. The yarn is Cascade Bulky Alpaca Paints – and I used less than one skein – casting on 60 stitches on a size 10 needle. Perfect project for these snowy snowy days!

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28 thoughts on “Blue, blue hat

  1. pamela

    Welcome back! Really lovely shades of blue in there and very sweet too:) Hope the little one and her family are coping and please pass on hugs and get well wishes from nanapam in england xxx

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  2. Katherine

    Those are beautiful blues! I would love to knit hats for my girls, I would have to start by throwing out a dozen hats first though, maybe I will be able to find someone else who needs a hat? Really sweet of you!

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  3. Vera Marie Badertscher

    Oh such gorgeous colors. Blue are my favorites. But you make me feel so…incompetent…when you say it is a one day project. I just spent an entire day on line and never did get to the writing project that was the ONLY thing I should have been doing today. So don’t apologize for being off line with all that has been happening to you!

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  4. sarah henry

    what a lovely gift for the little girl. fingers crossed her treatments go well.
    as for you, it’s a wonder you find any time to write — or knit — with everything you have going on. welcome back.

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  5. Francesca

    Hello Christine! Where are you now? We are battling winter weather and sickness right now, and I can’t wait for spring to be here. I think your friend’s daughter will love the hat you made for her – sending good thoughts her way.

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  6. Jennifer Margulis

    This hat is just so GORGEOUS. I’m so glad to read this post from you. Welcome back! Please keep writing the blog, so we can read it.
    I am wondering if you would consider selling these hats? I’d like to buy one for my toddler (I can’t knit to save my life…)

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  7. ana @ i made it so

    well there you are! πŸ™‚ i was wondering about you. glad all is well…
    the hat is so beautiful. what a pretty blue… and i wish that it were to be worn under happier circumstances, but what a very thoughtful gift. my thoughts are with the little one and hope that she is well soon.

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