My Mountain Hats

by Heather on February 11, 2014

In the middle of last year, I was invited to join in a competition, “My Mountain”, to design a hat out of some new yarn. I designed and knitted 3 hats – I couldn’t help myself! You may remember my hats from a little video I made, featuring them: On the floor with Heather – My Mountain Hats

Well, time passed and one of my hats, Mountain High, made it to the final. The other two hats languished in my stash, (being worn, now and again), waiting to be photographed.

Lil’ Fixie Cap – Buy Now $5

Using Schachenmayr Lova, this hat was inspired by the racing caps favoured by fans of fixed-wheel
bicycles, or “fixies”. I love the snug fit and little peak, it’s the favourite of my 3 hats and I wear it often.

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Last week, Annabel expressed a desire to model some of my samples, so as soon as the weekend arrived, she bundled herself up in snow gear and I reached for my camera.  It was a beautifully sunny Saturday, so sunny that it was difficult not to squint!

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Chelsea got into the spirit too!

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Electric Nesmith Beanie – Buy Now $5

I needed an over-sized beanie! It had to be orange and pink and it had to have a giant pompom! I used 2 colours of Schachenmayr Lumio. When rolling up the brim, I noticed a similarity between my hat and the one worn by my favourite member of The Monkees – Mike Nesmith.
The unique quality this yarn possesses, is a reflective fibre included in the spinning process which makes this
an ideal hat for being noticed during the day and night!

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Valda wears Electric Nesmith, Annabel wears Lil Fixie, while Chelsea wants to have fun in the snow!

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Thanks Annabel & Valda – you were FABULOUS models.

Keep warm, have fun!

Lots of SNOGS,

H xxxx

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Valda Girgensons February 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Thanks Soul Auntie Heather I loved being a model! – Annabel ;)
Poopy looks so cute!

Soft Jack February 16, 2014 at 11:11 am

Eyup!

Great picture and lovely sunshine `snow.
Dad

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