My good friend Nina asked me to make some fingerless mitts for her, and they turned out great. I was so happy she texted me again and asked if I would make her a hat. Nina looks great in bright, bold colors. She has fabulous dark skin and the colors really pop. So after I made her the mitts, she went looking for a hat to match at clothing stores, and said she didn't see anything that spoke to her. Her wise husband suggested she ask me about it. I was thrilled that Jennifer Beaumont, the designer of the mitts I made for her, also had a coordinating hat pattern.
I set off making the hat with the same yarn: I Love This Yarn in colors Yellow Neon and Fuchsia Neon.
The above picture turned out the most true color-wise.
Nina requested a big 'ole pom pom, and while I was hesitant at first, it really turned out great.
Now her ears will keep warm! She reported to me that she's already machine washed her mitts and they look good as new - always a good thing to hear. Hopefully she gets some good use out of these and wears them till they have holes. Of course, if that happens, I'll gladly make more for you, Nina!
I'll take the opportunity to update you on my works-in-progress:
1. The super hero blanket: I'm nearing completion on the middle panel, and have all 6 hero logo panels done.
2. I'm designing a scarf - I'm calling it "Evening on the Prairie". Here's a little sneak peek at what it's gonna look like: