|Dear ol' Dad & Mom|
When I was first making them for gifts, I asked my mother if she would wear one. I had maybe never seen her wear a stocking-type hat. Her hair is very nice, wavy and "poofy," - I couldn't quite see her smashing it down with a hat. And I was right - her reply was, "No - I look like a peeled onion with those things on!" I guess that answered that! No hat for Mom.
Then at Christmas I gave my sister and brother-in-law one each and sometime in late February while chatting on the phone with Mom, she said, "I've been thinking about it. I think I would wear one of your hats when it's cold. Other women wear them and besides, you made it." So I got busy and made her one. And then, so as not to leave out Dad, I made him one, too.
|For Dad - Go Vols|
|Mom's original hat|
|Love this one -I've since claimed it for myself|
|And this one. My son said this one is "hideous." |
He didn't like how the red was only on the
tip-top and didn't match the pastels of the
rest of the hat. It is Gina yarn and that's
just what it did.
I told her she only got one, that she should pick what she likes best and save the others for me so I could gift them in December.
After she tried them all on and got opinions, she selected the last one shown here - the one my son called hideous! But she was very pleased with how the colors "matched" her complexion and hair color. So there, #2 son! :)
And, even though she got it late in the winter, she says that she's worn it several times already!