Art is the Handmaid of Human Good

Life in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA



Quincy Hat

I went and made myself a hat!

Pattern: Quincy by Jared Flood (aka Brooklyn Tweed)
Yarn: Classic Elite Ariosa
Raveled here.

I’m calling this hat “Mood Lifter.” I bought the yarn last Friday after a terrible, rotten, no-good day. It was my first yarn purchase for myself in, ummmmmm, over a year…

The yarn itself is a lovely, lofty, single-ply, barely-spun merino and cashmere blend. It was lovely to work with, and the hat is light and warm – I can barely feel it on my head.

The pattern was well-written, easy to follow and interesting enough that I looked forward to finishing but simple enough that I could work on it while watching teevee or enjoying a beer/glass of wine/cocktail.  That being said, there are a few errors in the final product: they stem directly from my strong dislike of Kitchener stitch and my *ahem* inability to count.


4 thoughts on “Quincy

  1. Looks great! I love it – I’m going to have to make one too!

  2. What a beautiful hat!

    Can I confess how nerdy I am? I am a law student and was recently looking at the Lowell ordinances, and noticed how beautiful a saying “Art is the Handmaid of Human Good” is. I’m happy you’ve decided to use it for your blog title, even if I am chagrined to have recognized it from Lowell’s ordinances 😉

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