My dad’s cousin, Diane, is currently fighting cancer. She has fought once before and overcame the disease and we, as her family, believe she will overcome it once again. I wanted to do something for Diane but was struggling to find a hat that I could make that didn’t have “holes” when it stretched. So I decided to play around with a few stitches and I came up with this…The Diane Hat, it is stretchy, warm, and feminine. I wanted a soft yarn and remembered I had purchased this Manos Del Uruguay yarn for a mermaid tail and thought it would be perfect. The plus side was it had pink in it that reminded me of breast cancer awareness, which is very fitting.
Here is a little bit about the yarn “This yarn is from a non-profit organization which assembles over 400 artisans in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of the Organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women. Ultra-soft Merino wool, hand-dyed in exciting color combinations for bright, cozy projects. Hand dyed in large kettles to create a marbleized, subtly striated effect that forms a rich palette of glorious colors.” When purchasing this yarn it tells you the location as well as the Artisan. Mavi did an excellent job with this yarn and I look forward to purchasing more colors and styles of this fair trade yarn.
I also did it in a soft cotton yarn and added one of my mom’s ivory starfish clips. Once I mailed these to Diane I received a picture of her wearing the pink Diane Hat, it is always fun to see the hats in action. This hat can be made to fit your needs and style. It can be made slouchy in the back, in any color your heart desires, or add a funky flower…it is up to you. Hope you Enjoy!