Hi, friend-os! It’s a cold day in NYC and we’ve got lots of snow headed our way, so I hope if you, too, are hunkered down in snow that you’ve got lots of fun projects to keep you company (but if you’re in the southern hemisphere and it’s summer, I hate you and I don’t want to hear about sunshine, sundresses, sunscreen, or anything else of the sort!!)!
This is the Super Cupcake pattern by Bonnie Marie Burns. This set is a gift for a dear family friend who’s going through chemotherapy and the resulting hair loss. My mother-in-law and I thought our friend might be cheered up a little by a fancy new hat, and we really wanted to pick out something special for her (she’s rather chic!). We visited the local yarn store in my hometown, Sheep’s Clothing, found a sample of this pattern made up in Rowan Lima, and were immediately hooked! My original thought was to make a cabled beret in a fun color, but the sample hat was so soft, cozy, and comforting that neither of us could stop touching it and decided that this would make a nice gift.
Rowan Lima is amazing– it’s a blend of baby alpaca, merino, and nylon, so it’s simultaneously soft and strong, and it’s spun in a sort of chain-like pattern that knits up incredibly squishy and light. I highly recommend it!
The pattern is easy as pie– it’s a super basic Shaker rib pattern that makes for a very warm hat with a thick wrong side. I wouldn’t have even bothered with a pattern if this wasn’t a gift (OK, and if it wasn’t wrong to steal the designer’s idea without contributing some cash).
I’d like to think of this as a sort of “good vibes” hat– I’m hoping that our friend feels loved and cheered every time she wears it! And if you’d like to pass along the good vibes, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks, friends!
What are your weekend plans? Are you going to party hearty or work like busy bees? I was planning on doing a lot of sewing and knitting, but it’s been a really long week and now I kinda feel like this: