FO: Fidra for a Funny Lady

Selfie with EJ
On Christmas day I whipped up a hat for one of my girlfriends that was coming over the next day. I’ve known Erin since college, she was first a sports writer and then my copy editor when I was Editor-in-Chief of the Bison Yearbook back at Howard. She’s been a long time friend and one of the few people who I am willing to knit for because she gets it and appreciates it. Erin is also a comedian! I think she’s my friend who I laugh with the most, not because she’s telling me jokes but because she has the craziest sh*t happen in life. And those moments eventually do become a part of her act. She moved to NY a while ago and travels a lot doing shows and I miss seeing her on a regular basis. So when she said she’d be driving back to NY and going my way I knew I needed to whip up something for her.
Enter, Fidra, a bulky weight quick knit with just enough lace to make it interesting. As with a lot of my hat projects, I did not do a gauge swatch. I know I should but I’m usually trying to not waste that 1 ball of yarn I have left to make a hat with. I know. I know. So I went with the size 9 and 10 needles per the pattern and I’ve been holding onto the Ella Rae Chunky in my stash specifically for something for her in hot pink because I love Erin in pink. She wears a ton of black and grey and I think pink always POPS on her.
EJ wearing Fidra
Since I didn’t do a gauge swatch I think it came out slightly looser than it would have but I actually liked the little bit of slouchiness to it. Erin didn’t want a pom pom added on top and when she was wearing it in my kitchen she said she was starting to get a little warm – so we know it will be nice and toasty for those on again off again wintery days we’re having on the east coast. Next I think I need to whip one up for myself on the weekend in black and white for a new coat I bought before Christmas. I mean, I initially learned to knit just to make hats so clearly I need to knit myself one!

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5 Replies to “FO: Fidra for a Funny Lady”

  1. I’ve been finding that the slouchy hats work well for me because I need a little hair sticking out in front to keep me from looking…ill or washed out. Nice colour on that hat. If the band is loose, you can always sew some elastic thread into it. Works wonders.

    1. I might try the elastic thread next. This one fit well but I’m curious to try it.

  2. That looks great! It looks great on too! and it looks like it was a lot more than a few hours of knitting! 😉

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