Daughter-in-Law, Kim's request for a 'rabbit fur hat' was request number one for 2011. The second request came from niece Katie.
20 year old Katie is a third year, U of T student. It never would have occurred to me that she might covet the same hat I knit for 'more-than-20-year-old' Dorothy. But covet it she did. At our Christmas gift exchange, where we practise the crafty art of 'stealing', Katie asked if she could steal Dorothy's red hat. Sadly for Katie, it was not part of the exchange. I knit Dorothy's hat just for Dorothy.
A little quicker on the uptake with this second request, I asked Katie if she would like a hat like Dorothy's. Her big grin was my answer. "Red?" I asked. Another grin. "With a big, gaudy, flower decoration on the side?" "Yup!" she said.
Second off the needles, then, for 2011 is Katie's hat. Another Bonne Marie Burns Felted Bucket Hat
flower pattern, knit with one strand Mission Falls black and one strand of very fine metallic yarn.