Gosh, it seems like ages ago now, but back when it was still REALLY hot, I decided to make a hat and wrist warmer set.......as you do when it's sweltering hot.
One of my whims, as I so often do. I got laughed at for making something so thick and warm in such heat, but i'm never the one to do things conventionally.
My Tam o' Shanter.
I'm not sure I intended the hat to be a Tam o' Shanter when I started it, but it evolved and the pom pom seemed very necessary.
I did feel a tad like Benjamin bunny....but you know....I think I actually quite liked that thought. Yes, yes, yes, the British eccentric coming out in me.
The pattern was from Nicki Trench's Crochet Living Book.
I also decided to embellish the front. They were forget-me-nots but the clan asked why I had stuck a load of 'herbs' on the front. Deary me.
My wrist warmers were from the usual drops design pattern I so like to use found here
I also decided to make a mismatching cowl to go with it as I didn't want it looking TOO twee, and the hat was really rather twee enough.
The Cowl was simply made using Yvestown's cowl pattern on her blog. Easy peasy to whip up in no time.
Now, I do like a right dork in a hat.....however......I have reached an age when warmth and comfort far outweigh what a complete pillock I look. It really is great when you hit that age, you simply just don't care.
Saturday was a chilly one.
Perfect for a brisk walk along the canal and to put my trio to the test.
Boy was it nippy....and muddy. It probably didn't help that we set out on the walk with only an hours daylight left.
It also didn't help that most of said daylight was spent searching for Big Bear. He sped off ahead at lightning speed, and we spent the remaining daylight going further than we wanted, trying to run and catch up with him to tell him to turn around.
Despite all that....
My head was warm, so was my neck and so were my ickle wrists.
Happier when Big Bear finally stopped walking and turned around.
Walking back along an almost pitch black canal was not the best fun i've had, but put it down to experience!
Well....Sunday was much better.
The sun was shining...and after paying our respects for Rememberance Sunday in the morning, off we set out and about. This time with plenty of daylight to spare.
The weather was glorious. A change from the day before.
Pretty pretty sights.
And meaty looking dudes.
And my little trio of makes got another outing.
A good weekend was had......
.....and my trio was a success!