My Hat

I spent last week on vacation in Florida, going to the NEXT Conference and Disney World. Of course, every time I go on vacation now, there has to be a new hand-knit to wear, because that’s what knitters do. So my lovely handspun became a Rose Red beret that I wore multiple days on the trip.

4 ounce of Fire Red Merino
1 ounce of Fire star
Spun slightly woolen
Navajo plied
218 yards

At first I made the larger size of the hat, wanting it to be plenty floppy and use up all of my yarn. But as I got about ten rows from finishing, I ran out of yarn and realized the hat was way too big. So, with only 2 days before my vacation, I had to reknit the whole thing. Luckily, it was just a hat, so I finished it on Thursday night before I was set to leave early Saturday morning.

My best friend (Left) and Me (Right) on the plane to Florida. You can kinda see that I’m wearing the beret

Here’s a picture of me wearing the hat at the conference, taken by one of the photographers there.

 You can imagine my surprise when at the first session, the pictures scrolling through the screen landed on this one of me. The photographer loved my hat and my owl bag, so I shouldn’t have been surprised that she took a picture of me.