Worldwide Knit In Public Day 2019 (June 8th) saw the start of the worldwide Harriet’s Hat KAL organised by the Minnesota Knitters Guild. As part of the knit along event, Kathy had organised a prize draw for cast on pictures posted in the Ravelry thread by the 15th.
The winner, “opallady” actually posted two cast on photos. Hat 1 was put on ice while she waited for the right colour yarn to arrive and so a cast on photo for Hat 2 was posted later.
Opallady posted :
Wowser, wow, wow, WOW! What an incredible treat to be selected!
And in other wonderful news, the one color I’m missing for Hat #1 has arrived so I can continue working that this week. Hat #2 in Foula Wool is finished to the ribbing.
Usually I like to find the paths that are a little overgrown, the ones that lead to unexpected and unusual places. This time, though, knitting Harriet’s Hat is taking me on a path with friends around the world who all feel strongly about providing a resource for Shetland that most of us take for granted where we live. While Baltimore may be known for some unsavory things, one great thing about Baltimore is the world class medicine available here. A quick Google search shows 17 MRI locations within 5 miles of my home. No overnight travel required!
Thank you, Minnesota Knitting Guild members, for instigating this KAL for all of us, but especially for the Shetlanders!
If you missed out on the cast on prize draw, or haven’t started yet, don’t worry – you can still take part and enter the finished hat prize draw. All you need to do is download your own Harriet’s Hat pattern if you haven’t already, and post a picture of your finished hat on the Ravelry thread by the 20th of July. We’re excited to see all the variations, not everyone is using the official Harriet’s Hat colourwork, and they’re turning up in some surprising places, which is fantastic.
Earlier today, we were sent a picture of on that won’t be in the prize draw, so we’re content to post it here now. This photo was taken this weekend on top of Ben Lomond, isn’t the view (and hat) fantastic! How will you frame your finished hat for the Harriet’s Hat KAL prize draw?