A Family Builds a Homestead in the Rain

A Winter Hat

The cooler weather has begun to move in, and in spite of my little one’s resistance to wearing anything resembling a hat, I knew it would eventually become imperative that her nearly bald little head have some insulation.

I haven’t picked up knitting needles or a crochet hook since before her birth– the longest interlude I’ve taken from crafting, ever. I miss such projects desperately, but so often my hands are full with things more pressing (like a squirming toddler). But with a rising urgency to get her Christmas stocking underway– I feel terribly guilty that it wasn’t done last year– I needed to get back on the creative horse.

So I grabbed a few balls of yarn for our last three-hour drive over to my mom’s house and crocheted a little beanie. It’s not my finest workmanship, but she makes it look good. If I’d taken more time I would have done a patterned edge.

Best of all, she seems to like it and leaves it on. Just in case, it can be tied in place.

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  1. November 9, 2014    

    Reblogged this on This Mom Gig and commented:

    From the new blog, where I’ll be telling the story of our homestead as we make our move to Oregon, here’s a little project I managed to accomplish, just in time for some chilly weather. Follow Little Fall Creek to see what we’re making, cooking, or brewing next!

  2. November 9, 2014    

    Gah, she is adorable!!! And so is the hat! 🙂

    • November 10, 2014    

      Thank you!

  3. December 12, 2014    

    That’s a beautiful hat. Your daughter looks adorable in it 🙂

    • December 12, 2014    

      Thank you!

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I'm Kelly. Writer, crafter, forager, country winemaker, cook. Mama of an awesome toddler and married to my best friend. We recently returned to the Pacific Northwest, where we're setting out to grow, make, and learn as much as we can as the future unfolds.

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