Thursday, 13 February 2014

twat hat (nsfw-ish)

one of my favourite humans, sam, is coming to canada this summer to help me tour my show and co-facilitate workshops. besides our plans for world liberation through theatre and getting as many tattoos as feasibly possible, we'll also hopefully be doing other fun things like hiking in the mountains. which, if you've ever done it, you know can get pretty chilly even in the middle of summer. therefore, hats!


i actually owed sam a hat anyway. he was one of my models for the sunflower knit knitting patterns i'll eventually release (i'm having trouble getting around to the formatting, but i swear i'll get them released in the next few months). here he is, wearing the stylish "cunt" version of my cozy convertible hat. this hat now lives down in the states with a dear friend who likes to chant fun words loudly at rallies. 

photo courtesy of stuart window.
originally, i planned to make sam his own "cunt" hat. but then i decided "twat" was more appropriate. there are a variety of reasons, but one of them is that it's just a great word. try saying it. twat. it's so satisfying. 

of course, i know that not every situation allows for curse words to be emblazoned on headwear, so i was nice and made it reversible, with a plainer side for those more professional (re: boring) situations. i'm kind of in love with the way it turned out. to be fair, it's stupidly warm, like blizzard warm, so it'll probably not work for this summer. i still love it though. and if we ever tour canada in the middle of winter, or do a winter residency in one of the scandinavian countries, he'll have a cozy noggin.


the deets:
pattern: cozy convertible hat by me, still to be released
yarn used: one full skein each of quince & co.'s lark in crow and iceland, plus a little bit of cascade 220 and malabrigo rios from the stash (one skein of lark would normally easily make a one-sided hat, but i had to increase the cast-on by an extra 8 stitches to account for the extra bulk, and sam's head)
fun facts: reversible, provisional cast on at bottom to connect the two hats, colourwork, stranded knitting, ombre-esque

this is my "oh my glob, why is it so cold?" face.
i have a whole bunch of choice words already graphed out for more hats. i'm also totally down for doing custom orders, with or without the reversible option. so you can have your own curse hat! or just say, "mine!" a friend suggested that, and i happen to think it's brilliant.

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