Wednesday Whims

I went back to the hometown for my monthly hair cut yesterday. And by happy coincidence it was time for the Fall Fest. So I grabbed all my usual favs and had a food feast!! So much goodness.

OK, so not shown are the ribeye steak sandwich, 2 cupcakes, and the puppy chow

Since I was headed back I thought it a good time to make Grace-Face’s* Mini Me hat to match her momma’s.

Mom’s hat, GF’s colors

I cast on Saturday night while we were enjoying the cool temps and a patio fire. By Sunday evening I was almost done with the knitting, it goes fast for me. I think it’s because I can’t wait to see the pattern emerge, and it’s only 88 sts in worsted weight. Unlike the Pumpkin Pie hat with all its cable twists! It just took a little knitting on Monday to get it all done and ready to go.

There’s poor contrast between the purple and pink, I was limited in the colors available. In real life the contrast is better, but I know the pink gets lost in the purple. Her hat, her choice! To attach the fur ball I sewed a flat button inside the crown, pulled the elastic loop through the center and wrapped it several times around the button. The fur ball can be removed to wash the hat if needed. I just hope it isn’t too big, I am a terrible judge of sizes for kids hats. But no matter, Mom says she loves it!

Now to chart out the name of the high school they will attend so big bro’s hat can get started.

Shopping confession, I bought more fabric. I had to! I had $5.00 off purchase and needed a zipper too. The left most piece is for the fabrics I got last weekend, 2nd photo. I wanted a neutral and this Bone Kona fit the bill. The 2nd most left piece is for the background of the pillow I plan to make with the batik leftovers. The other 2 were remnants at a great price!

New fabric, older new fabric

Linking with:
Midweek Makers

*Great Niece #2

17 thoughts on “Wednesday Whims

  1. nothingbutknit2 October 9, 2019 / 8:53 am

    Cute hat! The colors are perfect when they are the ones that are requested:)

    • chrisknits October 9, 2019 / 9:26 am

      Absolutely! And little girls do have a definitely color palette! LOL > >

  2. delightedhands October 9, 2019 / 9:24 am

    Oh, that hat is radiant! The purple and pink just bounce their colors to each other-gorgeous!
    Nice job on the speedy stitching!

    • chrisknits October 9, 2019 / 9:27 am

      Thanks, it matches her bike! I guess she could have matched her hat to weirder things. LOL > >

  3. Jeannie Gray Wiant (@JGKnits) October 9, 2019 / 10:52 am

    Great hat! I’ve been thinking about attaching pompoms with a button for future hats. Glad to know it works. Love the golden flowered fabric!

    • chrisknits October 9, 2019 / 10:54 am

      > Thanks! I had to wrap the band around a few times to get it to snug up to the hole at the top, but it works great. >

  4. claire93 October 9, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    love the purple & pink hat!

    • chrisknits October 9, 2019 / 4:05 pm

      Thankfully, Grace-Face loves it too! > >

  5. rl2b2017 October 9, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    Hi Chris! I can’t believe how quickly you can knit a hat. Holy moly! I just love that you ‘had’ to buy the fabrics . . . but I totally agree. Oh, and great idea about being able to take the puff off the hat for washing! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits October 10, 2019 / 11:23 am

      Thanks! It was a quick knit!


  6. quiteayarnblog October 10, 2019 / 3:23 am

    Very cute hat! And that is a great idea for attaching the Pom – very clever! Sounds like you had a good time at the festival, as well as some good food 🙂

    • chrisknits October 10, 2019 / 11:22 am

      Thanks. I hope the button works to keep the pom on


  7. Susan October 10, 2019 / 8:13 pm

    Pretty hat! You’re all set for winter.

    • chrisknits October 10, 2019 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks! It’s a great pattern. > >

  8. inquiringquilter October 15, 2019 / 12:54 pm

    I love the hat! Of course people is my favorite. I think the link shows up well and adds just the right touch. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

    • chrisknits October 15, 2019 / 4:13 pm

      Thanks! I am not a Barney purple person, but more of an eggplant is gorgeous! > >

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