Back in November & December when I knit all of those hats for Dulaan, DD#1 had a favorite that she really wanted to keep for herself. I told her we couldn't keep it, but that I would make another just like it. One day last week as she was walking out the door to school, she dropped the hat into my lap and said it's time I keep my promise. I spent the day knitting, making a few improvements to the original, and by the next day she was able to wear her own version to school.
I thought this would be a good time to post this pattern. It is Fair Isle February after all, and the Stranded Colorwork Challenge* is still in full swing. So I give you Mirelle. You'll find the pdf in the sidebar. Since it's DD#1's hat, I let her name it. She's calling it Mirelle. She doesn't know why, she just likes the name.
Thank you to everyone who offered photography advice on my last post. I am eager to learn more about getting the most out of my camera. There were many wonderful tips and suggestions. Today it was a little cold as we took the photos of Mirelle, so we rushed through the photo shoot. But I did take the time to tinker a bit with a few of the adjustments on the camera, and am happy with the resulting colors and exposure. DD#1's static filled hair could use a bit of work, but one step at a time. Her hair always has had a life of its own. . .
*If you follow the Stranded Colorwork Challenge link, be sure to check out the Flikr group. There are some amazing things being knit.