Monday, 25 April 2011

If You Want To Get Ahead, Get A Hat!

Bob is taking Steph back to the station now – it has been brilliant having her with us over the weekend. [I always hate it when the girls go back. I am sure other mothers do not get so emotional, she’s only going to London, and I will see her again in July if not sooner] and I am busy wrapping parcels.

Helen’s Giveaway is all packed up and ready to go to the Post Office, along with another parcel. At the beginning of Lent, I mentioned the Lands End Campaign for hats for the Sailors’ Society [here] Well, I have knitted six hats in six weeks…


They were very quick to produce, and I had plenty of wool in my stash to use up [the red one is not as pink as it looks in the photo!] Bob thinks he would like one for the winter. Maybe I should make all the men in the family a hat for Christmas? They look as if they would fit snugly under a cycle helmet if you needed extra warmth. I don’t think I will do any more knitting for a while – in the warmer weather I find my hands get too hot and sticky.

Keeping a straw hat handy rather than a woolly one during this sunny weather. I have discovered that it does help prevent headaches if I keep my head covered and my face shaded.

straw hats

Bring back proper hat-wearing, I say - let us have no more of these frothy feathery fascinator fashions! Kate Middleton may like them,


  … but they look suspiciously like illustrations from “Fly Fishing” by J R Hartley to me!

flyfishing hartley

trout flies


  1. The knitted hats look great, Angela. 1 a week for 6, good job! LOL, I agree, a hat should LOOK like a HAT!
    Have a great week!

  2. Wow! Speedy knitter!
    Funny, I have a post coming up about a 'real' hat (as opposed to the feather dusters).
    Jane x

  3. Please make hat wearing a trend, Ang! Since the stroke I have to wear a hat in the summer to protect against the sun and a hat in the winter to keep me warm - if it could be fashionable too - how nice - lol!!
    Well done with all the knitting and I know what you mean about saying farewell to grown up kids for awhile - I was welling up awhile this afternoon too!
    Much love.

  4. We took Sarah back to uni yesterday after taking in the Sarries v Gloucester match at Watford on the way - it doesn't get any easier for me I'm afraid I sobbed all the way back round the M25 - good job her dad was driving - it breaks my heart every time :( I miss her dreadfully and feel like my right arm has been chopped off


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