Friday, November 26, 2010

And the third one was just right!

Ah, the sweet nostalgia when I got a small flat-rate USPS box in the mail today!  It was like Dish Rag Tag was back in action -- especially since the box was from our very own Diane in NC!

And it contained hats!  Gorgeous, gorgeous hats that I am sorely tempted to keep for myself.  Hence this post; if I put pictures of them and then am caught wearing them, I will be publicly shamed.  I hope this blog will keep me honest.

Diane called these "Three Bears."


Papa Bear ...


Mama Bear ...


... and Baby Bear.


I am trying to guess the yarns (and patterns) Diane used from the fiber content and care tags she included inside each hat. Why guess? Because they all are so beautiful to see and touch that I want to knit with these yarns myself! The gray man's hat (my favorite, I admit) is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool (but it couldn't possibly be Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, could it? So soft and touchable!). It's garter stitch between columns of knit stitches, with spiral decreases at the top. The cream women's hat is 85% merino and 15% cashmere -- cable panels of small and alternating small/large cables. And the baby hat is incredibly silky 70% organic cotton and 30% bamboo, simple stockinette with an adorable tassel.

Diane, you are a talented knitter with admirable taste. And generous, too! Thank you for being part of this project!


  1. I think I know two of the yarns now -- the one with cashmere content is probably Knit Picks Capra, and the gray man's hat is probably Cascade 220. Just happened to be stashing those yesterday and noticed that the fiber content and descriptions matched exactly. So yummy!

  2. diane, what great work! The hats are just beautiful, mine are so plaaaiinnnn in comparision :)


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