I finished this one towards the end of the week, but it was a busy week, so blogging had to wait (as did weaving in ends, which the eagle-eyed among you will spot). Cassie is an intense young lady who is very into horses, so I am not sure that this pastel extravaganza is going to look so pristine for very long, but she did ask for pink and blue.
I knitted it the same as the other striped hats, with Sirdar Big Softie.
It was non-uniform day at school on Friday and so of course lots of my students were wearing hats. Wool hats with big pom poms. Unfortunately they were wearing them right back on their heads so they were very slouchy at the back. The problem with knitting a top-down beanie is that you get a much rounder top so I am not sure they are going to slouch as much as the students might like. But, meh. I guess that won't always be the fashion. One of my old tutees, who left in 2009, being a recipient of a hat in her final year, came in to see me recently and told me that her mum still wears it, so I guess they have staying power somewhere.
I wore a Mr Z-created cape to non-uniform day. I was History Girl. I discovered that wearing a cape has a positive impact on my mood. Perhaps I should wear a cape all the time.