About a month ago my sister decided to cut her hair and is now sporting an adorable “pixie” do. She’s so much more fashionable than I will ever be….Anyway, since the new coif she’s started wearing hats and looks fabulous, so guess what…here’s one of her Christmas gifts. Now what’s the Muk mean? All I will say is it’s her pet/nickname for her husband. There’s a long story behind it’s origins and I will respect their privacy…but I thought it would be sweet to incorporate it into the hat somehow. I started by doing a two color thing via instructions from Armenian Knitting, but it just looked awful…not because of the book…I think there was to much contrast between the colors I choose (the cream you see here and a rusty brown color… yes great colors but not for this project). So then I thought I’d try purl stitches…So the “muk” is there but subtle and even more subtle when it’s on (I tried it on to check). I can’t wait to see it on her. Now she can have her Muk with her to keep her warm…
Am I a sappy, corny mess or what?
The crown shaping makes me thing of ice cream for some reason…just humor me ok…
Pattern: Whimsical Hats
Source: Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn: Rowan 4 Ply Soft, 1 skein of #376 Nippy (cream)
Needles: Addi #1 (2 circs)
This is the same pattern I used for the Red Tail Hawk hat . It’s a great, easy, super quick hat. It’s also a great blank canvas on which to experiment.
My Christmas knitting is officially done!!! Yahoo!!! I do have some thank you knitting to do but there’s no deadline or pressure there.