Bears in Hats
December 21, 2004
There are times when a still, small voice tells you it’s time to take a break from what you’re currently doing. One of those times is when you find yourself putting a hat on a teddy bear and taking a picture of it. I know, Ann, that using stuffed animals as knitwear models is not in accordance with the Mason-Dixon Stylebook. But as this hat is for Jamie, and as Jamie has yet to show up in her new hometown, and as this hat is so damn cute that I could not wait to share it, I made do with an old teddy bear. A very stoic teddy bear. Here is yet another view of this hat.
Taking pictures of teddy bears is a slippery slope. Once you have done it the first time, you lose all dignity and find yourself putting not only hats, but boots, on bears. And then taking a picture.
This is exactly why my comrades were worried when I quit working.
Both the hats and the boots are from the ‘Ugg’ booties and sherpa hat pattern available here. My blue hat and boots are not yet finished. They are super easy to knit but super fiddly to finish. Much knitting of tiny trims and attempts at embroidery with nylon faux fluff. For the blue hat I free-lanced an extra row of the fake shearling to add to the overall Sherpa-tude of it. I’m going to add the earflaps and the little brim tonight.
I’m betting they will all look better on real babies.
And with that, I head off to the frozen tundra for Christmas r & r. Hopefully a few days at my mom’s (the House of A Thousand Santas) will cure me of the teddy bear thing.
Happy Christmas everyone!
P.S. I want to be clear: I did not, at any time, talk to the teddy bear.