A Hat, I Think

Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted in Sugar Plum. On its way to becoming a hat.

I have to be honest here. I am not really a winter hat person. For me, wearing a hat (regardless of season) is an all-day commitment. Vanity isn’t my strongest virtue (frumpy, lumpy me could use a little more vanity, actually), but I have found that wearing a hat does something odd to my hair in an unrecoverable sort of way. Flat. Smash. Moosh.  My head just doesn’t look the same once the hat comes off my head. This requires that  I (a) walk around for the balance of the day with goofy, flat, off-kilter hair or (b) keep that hat on all stinking day long.

Neither option is really that ideal.

On the other hand, I think you all might be more pro-hat than I. (My hunch is based on your ongoing interest in the two hats I knit around this time last year: Samoa and the Best Hat Ever.)

Maybe this is because it is colder in your neck of the woods than my temperate home.

Or maybe you simply find hats more stylish.

Or, maybe you also aren’t pro-wear-hat but like to knit hats to give to other people you know to be pro-hat. Hats are a particularly fabulous genre of knitting gift. Smaller. One skein. Achievable.

Either way, this here skein of Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (in Sugar Plum) is about to become a hat. I hope. Nothing too fussy, although I have no plan WHATSOEVER at present.

We will see…

In the meantime, I am very much aspiring to finish my shawl by the weekend so I can cast on the hat for the Summer Olympic Opening Ceremonies. This would make my math for the Olympic Knitathon easier to track. (Please join! ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING YOU ARE ALREADY KNITTING ANYWAY COUNTS.)

This week as always, I am joining the Yarn Along. I am now singularly focused on the final bits of the fourth Neapolitan novel*. I truly recommend reading this series. It has been fabulous.

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