- in walked a man in the shape of a man holding a hat-shaped hat -
(ani difranco, "hat-shaped hat")
i always get songs stuck in my head, and i've been singing this song over & over, making up my little hat kits in preparation for the miso funky market next weekend (at which the lovely elaine is going to let me use a corner of her table, as i don't have enough handspun to fill a whole table yet!). the hat pattern i wrote up to go with the kit is a simple, basic, hat-shaped stockinette hat, which is what prompted the song. the kits are slowly taking shape - i was a bit worried about each kit having enough yarn, so i'm adding accent colours for stripes just to be on the safe side (although i managed to knit the test hat out of one 50g skein of handspun with no accent colours to bump up the yardage, so perhaps i'm just being paranoid - it even fits me, and i have a disproportionately large head).
i'm actually finding the thought of trying to sell my handmade things vaguely alarming (that's my 97% neurotic personality showing again!). i'm also having a dilemma over pricing the hat kits - any suggestions? the kit comprises (more than) enough handspun to knit a hat (varying fibres, depending on the kit) as well as a basic pattern inside the label, & some pewter charms for embellishment - the yarn colours & the charms are worked around themes - the one pictured below is called (perhaps rather obviously, but i like it!) "strawberry beret"...
so, how much would you pay for that? (be nice...)