A troubling hat trend

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I said I wouldn’t overdo it this Christmas. You know, with the whole knitting thing. Last Christmas I made myself a little crazy and I swore I wasn’t going to do that to myself this year.

But somehow I can’t seem to stop myself from knitting hats. They’re so cute. They’re so quick. They’re like little woolly potato chips. Β (Okay, that sounds pretty gross. Did anyone else just image an old sticky potato chip found in your cardigan pocket?)

It all started with my husband’s Christmas hat. He gets a new one every year.

Made from handspun yarn.

Made from handspun yarn.

 

I’m hoping this is going to be our “thing.” When he’s 80 he’s going to have a mountain of hats. He has this habit of not losing things. At some point, that may become a problem. Maybe senility will kick in and help us out with the hat problem.

  • Anyway, it started out with my husband’s Christmas hat.
  • Then I knitted a couple more because I had some scrap yarn in my stash that was just right for hats.
  • Then I decided to knit a hat for my niece. I knitted that hat like I was a jazz musician. Total improv cables. It turned out great.
  • Then I realized my new little nephew needed a hat too, so I cast one on. He may need multiple hats. Babies lose hats all the time, right?

This is a troubling hat trend.

23 thoughts on “A troubling hat trend

    • caityrosey

      I’ve heard others say similar things about socks. Socks aren’t grabbing me these days, but one of these times I’m sure they will.

  1. I started knitting some hats and then posted them on FB and then the requests came pouring in. Now I am trying to resolve to say NO to the next request! 2 more to go when I get the latest one done and I am calling it time to start working on the 3 cowls I need for Christmas!!

  2. Troubling, yet so satisfying! Most of my xmas knitting is a series of hats and cowls. I’m trying not to do it this year, but I know I’m going to cast a few on regardless. Especially since my husband, unlike yours, is adept at losing knitwear.

  3. I decided to make my daughter a fox scarf for Christmas (along with a zillion other knits for people). I went to a knit-to-gether and someone there was knitting fox mittens that would match the scarf perfectly so I cast on yet-another project. Then as I was working on the mittens I thought “doesn’t this need a matching hat too?”
    Sigh. That is how Christmas knitting is multiplying around my house. πŸ™‚ Every time my husband comes home I am casting on something else and he gives me the eye roll…with a mischievous smile.

    • caityrosey

      Fox themed knits are definitely a thing right now. There’s a wonderful foxy hood on Rav right now. I’ve been thinking of knitting it for my niece…and every other child I know.

  4. Eleanor Cavin

    Your handspun hat is very nice.
    Keep up the hat knitting. I am in a hat knitting and tube sock knitting binge right now. And for now, it seems a good place to be.

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