I couldn't answer him. It made me think of one of my favorite kids books, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. This was the book my mother wouldn't buy for me because I couldn't pronounce the protagonist's first name. I can distictly remember standing in the kitchen with my nasty library copy and my mom telling me "Why would I buy you a book when you can't even pronounce the title?" I must have been in school but I know I was really young. I think it must have been my first real glimpse into my pig headed personality as I went into my bedroom and chanted "Bartholomew Cubbins" like a Seuss-Sutra until I knew I would never slip up on it again. When I presented my mom with my ability to pronounce Bartholomew Cubbins, she raised the level of debate by saying "So?" and turning her back. I then reverted to only reading books with titles that I could easily pronounce, like "The Joy of Sex".
Now, where was I?
Oh, the 500 Hats in my house...
Here is the hand dyed, hand spun hat that I made for the knitting olympics. This is the pattern that I knit recently for my friend's baby. I think this is one of my favorite knitted objects.
This is the hat that I wear most often because it is warm and pretty. The pattern is in the same book as the above hat.
Here is the hat my daughter wears, when she wears a hat. I love the sheep!
No, I am neither stoned or suffering from cataracts but this is a hat made of hand spun yarn. The coolest thing about this hat?
Here is the hat that I wrote the pattern for, using my hand spun beaded yarn. I call it my "40 below hat" because it is knit with a double brim and the inside of the brim is knit with a very hairy but soft yarn I spun from mohair locks. Yes, it has been worn when it was 40 below and I was actually warm and cozy. (Too bad my nose had to be amputated due to frost bite)
And if you are looking for laughs, strange looks, or a modified halloween costume, might I offer the Medusa Hat? Yes, the snakes are wired, posable, and have beaded eyes. I thought of this project when riding the bus and observing a woman's wild and crazy hair.
Or perhaps you need to show your brain off?
That's not my hot date...he is, in fact, pretty cold...I can't remember the inspiration for crocheting this brain but a part of it was created while on a airline flight. One stewardess asked what I was doing and then reported back to all the other stewardesses and they trooped to the back of the plane one by one to see the wierdo that was crocheting a brain... no one ever found out that my yarn was made of C4.