Sunday, November 04, 2007

If You Walk in the Woods, You need a Hunting Hat


When I heard the first shots ring out last month I hit the dirt. Had I forgotten about hunting season? Just bird hunting season, for which, in theory you don't need to wear blaze orange, humans not usually being mistaken for birds. In anticipation of Deer Hunting season I started in making more hats, adding to our collection.



Our visitors often are unaware that they might look like a deer to a hunter, so I like to provide lots of hats.

Wool is my favorite, so we're safe and warm. Bartlettyarns Maine Wool in Blaze Orange is my yarn of choice. I get it at Unique One, Sweaters and Yarn, in Camden, and I know they ship. This year I also had some bright orange, Princess, by Classic Elite, which I made into a feminine watch cap, with a simple scalloped edge I found in Nicky Epsteins, Knitting on the Edge.












Not a hunter? Never mind, in the woods you need to wear blaze orange.

8 comments:

Eliza said...

Those hats are really cute! And are those your children? Great models!

Mary Jane said...

Thanks Eliza! My son Nick is in the middle. His friend Ben is to the left and Sadie is the beauty!

Anina said...

Cute hats! (and kids)

sophia said...

aww sadie is so cute.
whats with nick scarf... did you position that?
and ben felton!? wtf.
xoxoxo

Gina said...

What a gorgeous trio of models for your hats! Your son looks as if he has a bit of a poet's soul. Something about the eyes...

Joe and I always joke to each other "Why don't you ever wear that antler hat I bought you?" when we're strolling during hunting season.

knittingiris said...

Ha! I'm knitting a blaze orange watchcap as we speak, knit from Dale Falk in the discontinued Neon. I was trying to think of another color to potentially stripe it with for the next one I make and red was what came to mind.
Hmm. We're thinking along very similar lines, here.
Love the girly edging on hers.

Petula Darling said...

I extra love the stripe-y hats!

Amber said...

I just found your blog... Beautiful knitting! I especially love that feminine cap your beautiful daughter is wearing. Did you use a specific pattern or did you just make one up? We're in need of hats around here, too...