Today’s topic (2KCBWDAY4) for Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is to talk about a past project and what’s happened to it since it was finished and proudly displayed here on my blog.
In my case, I could maybe call this post, “A Tale of Two Hats” – because that’s how many hats I’ve knitted for my oldest daughter for this past winter. And that’s also exactly how many hats she’s lost.
I should mention that my daughter is well-known in our family for misplacing or losing things in general, especially articles of clothing. At one point last year, she’d lost every single one of her coats at school, leaving me to send her one day in a sweatshirt (on a 40-degree day) because she had nothing else to wear. Thankfully all of her coats ended up making their way home eventually (we keep all of her things well-labeled).
But not so much luck with the hats.
Last fall I knitted a hat out of a purple variegated yarn that I picked up on clearance at the LYS. I love the feel of this yarn and made a really nice, simple roll-brim hat for my daughter with it – just in time for the start of the cold weather.
In December, we headed to a neighboring city for a day, while my husband had a job interview. I took the girls to McDonalds to hang out and play while we waited for him, and at some point while we were there, somebody else walked off with this purple hat. Which wasn’t my daughter’s fault, of course – but she had left the hat (and her coat) lying on the floor, and hadn’t kept track of them while we were there either. In any case, the hat was gone – and there was no getting it back.
So, I did what any mom who knits would do – I made her a new hat. This time out of another color of the same yarn as the original hat – shades of pink instead of purple. It was the same pattern, but I changed it up a little bit afterward by adding a pompom on top and a crocheted flower to make it a little prettier.
This hat currently resides in the lost-and-found bin at the school where my middle daughter has cheerleading practice – at least I hope it made its way into their lost-and-found. My oldest accidentally left the hat there several weeks ago and I haven’t had the chance to check since. Thankfully it’s been a bit warmer lately so she hasn’t absolutely needed to wear a hat.
I will say one thing – the next time I knit my daughter a hat, I’m going to try a different pattern and use the experience to maybe learn something new. I don’t mind making hats, but want to do something other than a straight stockinette hat with a roll brim.
Hmm, maybe the fact that she keeps losing her hats is an opportunity rather than a problem!
Come back tomorrow – for a surprise!