Pattern: Chucko Hat by Courtney Buckalew-Kramer
So I’ve been in a bit of a daze since the election. I’m still kind of shell-shocked at who this country elected, so knitting has been my refuge. I finished a sock that I had started in August, done 85% of, and then put down. Of course, I still need to make the second one, but that’s a post for another day. I also finished a pair of glittens, also known as convertible mittens. Those might get their own post, too.
But this post is dedicated to a Very Boring Hat. It is a fast knit, but so very plain. My dad has seen the somewhat unreasonable amount of knitting that I’ve done, yet still had the nerve, THE TEMERITY, to ask my mother where she used to buy the cheap knit hats they wore during winter. SERIOUSLY? SERIOUSLY?! (That’s exactly how I started my rant when I heard him. I may also have said, “Why don’t you just shove a knitting needle in my heart, it would be faster and less painful.” 😂😂😂)
My dad explained that he didn’t even think to ask me (not helping your case here, dude) because he just wanted a simple black hat. The implication seemed to be that everything that I make is fancy, which, thanks, but isn’t entirely true. I make boring things all the time (mostly for other people, the stuff I make for me is always the coolest).
Coincidentally, I bought some boring ass wool when I was at the Lion Brand Outlet a couple of weeks ago, thinking that it would come in handy if I ever wanted to make quick hats, perhaps to sell. One of the colors that I bought was black. I picked it up, put it down, and then picked it up again. Thank you, universe!
Anyway, here is the world’s most boring hat, which I hope my father wears for years to come. I’m making him a second one, though, because I feel like he will probably lose this one before the end of winter.