Gentle Hat

At 85 years old, most every day for almost three years now, my mother has driven nearly an hour each way over rough, winding, often-icy, upstate roads.  Her mission?  To spend as much precious time as possible trying to eek smiles out of my dear, dying father.  If anyone ever deserved a pretty, soft, comforting Christmas gift to tell her that she’s loved, well, she’s the one.

She just received her “Gentle Hat“.  She called to say “I love it!”  I’m one happy knitter. 🙂

Merry Christmas to all!

Fair Isle hat design, "Gentle Hat"

Gentle Hat, modeled by the designer.  It uses seven different shades of Dale Alpakka, available through the designer’s online yarn shop, Kidsknits.com.  If you get a 2nd ball of off-white (total of 8 balls) you’ll be able to knit three identical Gentle Hats.

 

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About twostrands

Knitting designer, retailer and instructor specializing in Fair Isle and Nordic design. Website = kidsknits.com Blog = twostrands.com.
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5 Responses to Gentle Hat

  1. kate says:

    Your mother sounds very special – x

  2. lovelucie1 says:

    Wow! Truely amazing! Seven shades????

  3. Wow she is so dedicated, she certainly deserves a nice gift. The hat is really beautiful, I love the soft colours you used for it.

  4. Nilda says:

    My heart goes to your mom and you are a wonderful daughter to bring a smile to her face when receiving this beautiful hat.

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