I had that book (hats for sale! hats for sale!) as a kid, and gee I loved it. Did you?
But this is not a post about books, it's a post about hats. More specifically my inexplicable obsession for knitting them. I just love it! I'm playing with the pattern each time, just to keep me on my toes.
This one is on 6mm needles (up from my usual 5), so I took the stitches down to 78. It's a bit bigger as a result, but also has more stretch. I did a rolled brim and a smaller nobble on the top, and reduced in 8s, instead of 6s and using slip stiches passed over, instead of knitted together stitches. An altogether different hat, but I really love it.
But I have run out of heads! So I've decided I need to put it up for sale. I've debated for a while about how to deal with some of my crafting excesses. I don't want to stock these in the shop as a regular thing - I can't imagine how hard it could become to keep up with demand for a million knitted hats! I feel the same way about the zoo puzzle I made a while back, which I love but which was so excessively time-consuming I am not sure I could ever make another. But like a few other things I've made, I'd like to find them good homes and pay back some of my costs.
So I've added a new shopping cart to my shop that just has one-off creations. It's a place I can show the prototypes and the things I've just made too many of. I'll post here when new stuff goes in - and I hope they sell quick so I feel totally justified in making mroe stuff ;-)