I needed a new hat for our new life back in the States. This fish hat has been on my to make list for awhile. It gets compliments wherever I wear it!
Josh brought me back most of the yarn from a trip to Norway. I’ve been keeping it in my stash for the perfect project. The fish lips make for perfect ear flaps.
The color patterns were improvised. I wanted a more dramatic tail than the instructions called for so decreased more slowly to fan out the curves.
Blocking this hat was fun. The eyes are made from a bath scrubbie and stash buttons.
While in Boston we took a day trip to Salem. Pagans galore, cheesy witch tourism, great New Age stores and a Bewitched statue. It was a fun town and if life had played out differently I could see us living there.
Name: Big Eyed Fish
Pattern Source: Knitty
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted-Kiwi, Trysil Garn Iglo-Wine Red, Trysil Garn Natur Tykt Helårsgarn-Light Blue, Ístex Léttlopi-Heaven Blue, Ístex Léttlopi-Lapis Blue
Needle Size: US 7/4.5 mm