Hats

She can knit them during her train journey apparently. I oversee the pressing and sewing-in of ends (there aren't many; she manages to hide most of the messy stuff inside the lining because she hates the sewing bit.)

I wonder what the family are getting for Christmas....

I am intrigued by the ditty little knitting needle she uses at the top. It might make a good chin scratcher.

Mr B is away sailing again. He rang to say he couldn't find the hats with face warmers before he left and wanted one. He needs to learn to look for stuff properly. They were in full view on top of the knitting box in the lounge - about 2m from his armchair. There are some eye searing colour combinations among them so maybe they blinded him....

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  1. Hari OM
    Pawhaps... or pawhaps he's colour blind? Either way, you made me cackle out loud. Always a good thing. Also, very admiring of F's skillz with the circular needle thingy. I'll stick to hooking. ...😵 (That's crochet to you.) Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. We read that you have a hat to embellish now. Hat kintsugi we think. Hooking also called hakle (or possibly hekle) in the countries north and east of you, is a more relaxing way to create F says. Generally only one stitch to drop, or pick up when you have seen the mistake way down the work... but she does like a bit of Fair Isle design (and a challenge). Xxx Mr T

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  2. Great hats. Does she also knit balaclavas? Great for really cold winds.

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    1. Haven't tried balaclava yet. Mr B has one but never wears it. F wraps a big shawl around her head on really cold days.

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  3. They’re amazing. I love them.
    Might have to add them to the , I want to learn how to make list.
    It’s getting pretty long now

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    1. We will send you the pattern link. F doesn't knit a separate lining, but knits half a lining down, makes the ears by decreasing but leaving the stitches on the needle, then changes colour and knits (including the shaping) back up the outside. When the inside and outside are the same length she knits them together and then knits the decreases for the top. No seams.

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  4. F is a whirlwind of activities. Does she have twice as many hours in her day as the rest of us humans? All this must make it a challenge for you to keep up with the supervising duties. Very nice hats! Moki.

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    1. Just a lot of time spent sitting on trains.

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  5. Gail too loves knitting Fair Isle designs and is very impressed with the hat production line.
    Nobby is so far resisting trying on the Fair Isle jumper that Gail knitted for Bertie several years ago, and as for hats, well he thinks they would benefit from an extra hole or two - perhaps to be repurposed as a tea cosy?

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    1. Ventilation? Balaclava? Nobby possibly doesn't yet appreciate the benefits of a nice double layered pullover.

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  6. Ooh Tigger could you tell F I’d love the pattern as well please. Like socks, hats on circulars have been on my ‘do it one day’ list I wasn’t going to ask but seeing as though you offered to Angela maybe you’d put it out for me too. Please.

    Thanks for the hints/ instructions on how to do the lining. They have a lovely warm look about them which I’m sure they are. Are many commuters interested in what you’re doing

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    1. Commuters are too engrossed in their phones to notice she thinks. One of her (male) colleagues in the IT department does his knitting on public transport - that might attract more notice (but shouldn't).

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  7. I could do with one of those. It's f-f-f-freezing out there.

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  8. they look perfect for me, and my dad would have loved a couple of these, he always wore a furry hat with furry ears that came down. he suffered from really cold ears and swore it gave him an earache if he did not cover his ears when outdoors. I am so impressed with F and all the other bloggers who can create sweaters and hats and blankets, by knitting/crocheting. I can barely sew up the hem that comes loose on a garment. mother tried to teach me, but I was UNTEACHABLE

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    1. You clearly aren't unteachable - look at all the tech stuff you have learned and teach us (and people like my F who is unteachable where tech is concerned. Horses for courses. xxx Mr T

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  9. You have a very talented owner Tigger. Do you have a cat sized hat?

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    1. No cat sized hats, but given recent evidence from one of Mr B's daughters, a hot machine wash will quickly turn a human sized hat into a cat sized one (or a baby hat into a thimble in her case - fortunately it was her own Mum who had knitted it so she can explain that one to her Mum!)

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