Monday, October 02, 2006

Free to good home

I made this little guy a few weeks ago out of some beautiful, soft orange yarn I somehow miraculously managed to find after deciding I wanted to make a pumpkin hat. It was waiting for me in its little wire bin at Michael's and I couldn't have been more excited.

I was pretty proud of the finished product - until My Beloved had a look at it. He was kind, but decidedly unenthusiastic about my cozy gourd hat.

"Maybe it's the eyebrows? Maybe it's the smile?" He didn't know, but something wasn't "right".

So I cast the pumpkin hat aside and continued making other hats that did find favour with the critics (another bear, a cat, a bunny and a blue and white striped hat with ears).

But the pumpkin hat taunted me. I knew it was there, unloved and unwanted, and I knew it had no place to go, unlike the other hats that have all been claimed.

So I've decided it's time to go public with my shame. Admit that the pumpkin hat exists and has no home.

It's kind of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeers of hats, I suppose. And it's yours if you want it. Just leave me a comment and let me know. I think it would fit a child up to about two (although this is a best guess because there aren't any two-year old heads around here for me to try it out on).

Anyone? Anyone?


Anna said...

Ooh, Ooh, Andrew would love it! :) If you've got no other takers, we'd be thrilled with it! I think its perfectly adorable!!

Shannon said...

It's wonderful--the crooked smile is the absolute best part. If I had a little head in this house it would fit I'd throw myself on your mercy.

kimberm71 said...


It's actually quite cute!! My husband is a Halloween nut and would probably put try to get our daughter to wear it 24/7. It's very cute! :-)

kate said...

I think it is adorable. I would ask for it, except it would be wasted here, because Chloe will wear no hat for more than two seconds. You should give it away with the condition that a picture of the hat being worn *must* be displayed...

Scrappy_Lady said...

The hat is completely wonderful!! I see there's already a taker so I missed my chance. :) I agree, seeing a photo of it worn on a little one would be the bestest ever.

Woman_Who_Knits said...

Well, I'm late!!! I love that hat! I can't believe how fast you whip them out!!! I'm struggling with friggin' Christmas presents for family right now and your getting those done!!

You suck b/c you're so good, but I love you anyway!!!! =)


Lori said...

I love the pumpkin hat! It's adorable.