RIP funny little elf hat, hello rainbow!


Rainbow Dash, and myself, with matching hats.

My rainbow elf hat. A wonder to behold, and I’m sure it made people laugh as I got the metro at 6am. But whatever.

A while ago I had a pregnant friend, she’s now had a healthy baby girl, and I can’t remember the kid’s name. Oops. Did I even ask what she was called? Hm. Anyway, I knitted her a little hat, but I liked this hat a lot so I gave it to Rainbow Dash, promising myself I’d knit her another one, after I’d knitted myself one of these rainbow elf hats. Then I thought it would be weird to have me and her baby in the same hat, so I just gave her a pink one and a headband. Sorted.

And on the 18th of December, somewhere between the port and the boat, I lost my hat. Lost, gone. I was on the phone to my mum telling her I’d got the boat okay, when I went to take off my hat and it wasn’t there. But to be honest I was going to make a new one with the colour wheel I had for Christmas, but I’d rather have had my two hats than just the one.

Also, my head is cold because I only came with one hat.


This is the colour wheel I’ve got.

I did start on the hat very quickly, but I’ve only done 7 of the 22 colours, so it’s taking a while. I do really love the colour range in this yarn though, it’s a DK acrylic and is very cheap. Stylecraft Special can be bought here for under £2 at Deramores, and while it’s not great for big long life projects, it’s great for kids clothing, toys, accessories. At the end of the day it’s just a cheap acrylic.

Also, this was meant to be a Christmas present, until the disaster with my hat happened.