It’s finally stopped snowing here in Chicagoland, about 2 feet later! Just in time for my guy’s birthday! Today also makes a year that I’ve been living in Chicago! It’s a busy day all-around I guess.
In honor of that, I have some photos of a hat a made a year ago and took photos of month ago. I’m ON IT over here.
The pattern was super mindless and easy to knit up. And, although sport weight yarn is not fun in my book it definitely makes the hat warmer and looks really pretty. This project was kind of an “emergency knit” last year during the polar vortex (which, hopefully you’ll all blocked out) when my guy didn’t have a hat.
What? Who lives in Chicago without a hat? Well, that’s an interesting story.
Last year, if you recall, it was subzero for weeks on end. It was dangerous to go outside with exposed skin. He started the year off with a hat, but about a day or two into the polar vortex of miserableness, he was waiting at the bus stop in the snow with a woman. It was negative something awful outside and she was severely underdressed. A jacket, no gloves, hat, or scarf. As she stood there shivering next to him, my mister just couldn’t take it. He pulled off his hat and gave it to her.
And that’s how he lost his last hat.
I, naturally, yelled at him for running around without a hat on. Secretly, though, I was touched by his act of kindness and 100% sure that he was a much better person than I was.
I’ve told him if he gives this hat away, I’ll kill him because it’s knitted up with love, and that takes forever.
Secretly, though, I really wouldn’t mind. Things like this remind me why I’m marrying him.
Don’t tell him, though. I really don’t want to make another hat.
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