A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
[Frederick The Great]

Knitting, for me, usually involves a marathon effort to check the accuracy of one of my patterns and to finish a sample for a photo shoot. For the past few days, I knit for fun and pleasure. This hat was designed by the author of the blog, Golden Apples. She shared her pattern with me preliminary to putting it on Ravelry to sell. It is knit using a DK weight cotton. My daughter, Rachel (upper left), wants a pink one so I have a good excuse to knit another one. By the way, Rachel’s birthday is tomorrow and she will be old enough that she wouldn’t want me telling her age but I will say she was born in 1975. Since she is my youngest child, that gives away my age too.