Pointy Ears and Pom Poms

February 8th, 2011 § 5 comments

Haka

So I still had a bit more than a skein of that huge pink yarn laying around after I made that sweater, and I was thinking maybe a bulky earflap hat with pointy ears and pom poms would be fun. I did a bunch of searching for earflap hats, and found quite a few pointy ones, but only with one elfin point. Which, I’d like one of those someday, too, but I was really hoping for two pointy “ears.” Not sure if I’d have to wing it, on page 20ish I came across Haka, which was just exactly what I was going for. It had a chin strap and a button, which was totally cute, but I opted to modify it with icord tassels terminating in pompoms. Because, go big or go home, right?

Pom Poms

I love it, and was finished in only a few hours, and able to wear it with pride to Grilln’ for Peace last weekend, which, incidentally, has sort of turned into a fun hat party. I even got my picture taken by the Wisconsin State Journal! Although who knows if they published it, because I can’t find anything about it on their website. Oh well.

Grilln' 4 Peace 2011

(Thanks to Jodi for sending me this!, and to Nate for taking these pictures.)

§ 5 Responses to Pointy Ears and Pom Poms"

  • I remembered seeing something about Grill’n For Peace in the paper, so I ran downstairs and grabbed it from the recycling bin. In the local section of Sunday’s paper, there are three photos from the event and you are in the largest picture. (assuming that you didn’t wear the jacket, but an orange sweater?)

    In the shot, you and two dudes are grilling. Do you want me to scan it?

  • jodi says:

    Super cute! I love the poms, too.

    What a great event! I used to live on Vilas back in the day… looks like fun.

  • Ann says:

    Stylin! I love all the colors, especially with the houndstooth coat. You have lifted my spirits!

  • Ramona says:

    how fun.
    love the hat.

  • jaala says:

    OMG< you rock that hat, and Nate took some great pics! Cool that you made the paper; can totally see your distinctive hat-silhouette there.
    oxo jaala

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