Okay, so maybe I went a LITTLE crazy. But it was fun.
It all started with a hat for my little nephew:
No. That is NOT him in the hat. But it IS the famous Umbilical Cord Hat of song and story and Stitch & Bitch books.
Then, I thought, well… I have all this red yarn. Like, for 10 years I’ve had this yarn. And, I have all this green yarn — for almost 20 years it’s been sitting in the closet, waiting to be used. And then I thought… hey! The Ethiopian flag is red, yellow and green. So I came up with this:
So then I thought, maybe a different pattern:
Note the jaunty angle. He’s a happening sort of bear.
And then, I went with a more Canadian take on the hat with Ethiopian colours:
Of course, the bear gave us a little runway spin to get the full effect of the hat. And the pompom.
So. A whole bunch of hats for a baby that we don’t even know who it is yet. But they were fun to make, and hey, I must have had that yarn hanging around for some reason, right?
I’ll probably make more. Maybe a blankie too. If I feel inspired.
Thanks to Mr. Ted E. Bear for being such a fab model.