Hats we remember

We’ve had a few cold days, finally. I’ve roamed my closet and pulled put my winter coat. I love it but it is getting a bit old. I’ve had it for many years now and it might be time to get a new one. A new coat means new knitwear to go with the coat, although I can’t say my current hat is really going with the coat either.

I made it last year and it’s lovely, especially since I found a pompom in the perfect shade of gray. Over the course of this coat though, I’ve had plenty of hats going with it. My first hat, made BB – before blog, was a gray and purple hat, a lovely hat and I loved it very much. It went missing one year though, and I don’t know where. I just couldn’t find it in the fall. It’s probably here somewhere but I haven’t seen it for years.

When that went missing I must have worn hats that were not hand knit for a while. I have lovely berets for example. In 2016 I made myself a new hat though but I lost that one last year. It was a good hat so that was sad but I got over it. If we never lost any knitwear, we would never have a reason to make new ones.

With a new coat I would have a chance to make new things though. A hat and some mittens, scarf I can always conjure from deep within my drawers. But a hat and mittens. I need mittens anyway because for some reason I can’t seem to find the ones I used last year. It seems evident I need a routine for where I put my winter clothes over summer. Maybe I’ll start one in the spring.

Pattern: Violet Hat by Yaroslavla Handmade. Yarn: Flumps Chunky from Ginger’s Hand Dyed, color Hot Fuzz. No mods.