FO: Owl hat

Like most of the country (and our friends to the south), things are starting to go into a bit of a lockdown here. Our schools have closed for at least three weeks, including my evening French classes. I already work from home, so not much will change there, though things might slow down a bit. There’s a lot of talk about “Social Distancing”, which is just fine with me. Limiting my contact with people has always been a hobby of mine.

Besides… I’ve got plenty to keep my busy right here.

As mentioned at the start of the year, my goal for 2020 is to knit for others as much as possible. My house is overflowing with knit things, so it’s time my needles were put to use for the greater good.

In addition to knitting gifts for family/friends, one of the big events I want to knit for is Bee Meadow Farm’s annual open house. Natalie does it every year in July, and it’s a major fundraiser for all the great work she does with her rescue animals and cat adoption.

This year, I’d like to have a big box full of knits and quilts that she can use in her silent auction.

I already have a few things tucked away, but while I’ve got time, I’m going to knit as much as possible.

First up… the Owlette hat

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There are many versions of this hat on Ravelry. The one I chose was perfect for the skein of Biggo I had leftover from my Ursa sweater.

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Because it’s bulky yarn, it knit up in no time. I think it took longer to sew on all those buttons for eyes! The Biggo is so soft and fluffy that it made the perfect pompom. That will hopefully bring in a penny or two for Natalie’s critters!

10 thoughts on “FO: Owl hat

  1. Shirley

    The hat is just wonderful and I am sure it will be snatched up quickly. I follow Bee Meadow Farm/Natalie on Instagram. I think she, her husband and her volunteers are all angels. While I wish I lived close enough to volunteer, it is probably good that I am way down the east coast in North Carolina because there are so many of her animals that I want to adopt. There would be no doubt that I was that “crazy cat lady”/

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