I love quirky things. Most of the time when something is a little off beat or not quite the norm it brings a smile to my face and I fall in love with it. The object provides a little break from reality and is usually a source of inspiration. And it’s even more fun when the quirkiness is something you create.
With that in mind, I present the first of the “I can finally post something about this project” posts. Here is the Dead Fish Hat for Little J. (Or as her father put it, the “Hey Mister, I tried to eat your baby’s head but I got stuck” hat.) To make it fit her smaller head, I used finer wool and a smaller needle size than the pattern calls for.
The yarn is three kinds of Rowan Felted Tweed. The light green and grey were from a project I frogged many moons ago and the dark green is from a bag that was given to me by a friend when she was destashing her tiny condo to make space for other things. The eye is a Dollar Store tea towel cut up and sewn back on with more of the green yarn. I had a lot of fun making it and Little J did keep it on for a relatively long time. (Though I think that her willingness to keep the hat may have had more to do with the fact that we all were making such a big fuss about it than actually liking it all that much.)