Chicken Hat

Raw Materials and Berries

Raw Materials and Berries

Thanks so much to a Hitty friend who, inspired by Constance’s möbius chicken pinafore, sent us a link to a free pattern – the Rhode Island red hat – designed by Pam Sluter.  While on our trip to the Comox Valley, the Quimper Hitty human and the daughter of the family each gathered materials and started knitting! 

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Knitting Along

Knitting Along

…Constance is standing in the partially completed hat, next to a ball of grey handspun yarn that we bought at Knotty By Nature, and a ball of wonderful red vintage Canadian yarn made by Wm Condon and Sons, from PEI, which I bought at a consignment store a few years ago.  The yarns blend amazingly well and we are both loving the way the hat is turning out!

Chickens on parade

Chickens on parade

…and Constance is pleased with how the chickens look after we adjusted the pattern to make them a little more plump.

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Sew up the stitches

Sew up the stitches

It took us from Sunday till Thursday, more or less to get from the provisional cast on to sewing up the stitches to close up the hole.

Done!

Done!

Constance and I both like the hat and anticipate warm ears this winter!!

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14 thoughts on “Chicken Hat

  1. What a lovely pattern and the fruit of your efforts are indeed satisfying and pleasing. Thanks for sharing this knitting adventure with us! How great that Constance got to share in it all, adding in her thoughts on the matter.

  2. well I suppose you can imagine what Marie Claire thinks of this. She is SOOO impressed!! She was found packing her bags, getting ready to run away to Canada. We have persuaded her to stay with the promise of a new chicken pinny. Seriously your work is just wonderful!! What an artist you are. And that first photo with the great colors is just magic!!

    • I do enjoy knitting, and the Quimper Hittys are always so encouraging – it is very nice to have the encouragement of other Hittys and their humans too, especially a chicken aficionado like Marie Claire!

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