That's why when I saw this one, and then this one, I couldn't show them to her. All I would hear would be, "When are you making me my hat?" After all, I was with her when she went to REI and spent $35 on an acrylic, trendy, not-handmade version, and being the supportive sister that I am, I didn't give her any guilt when she bought it (hey, she's a grown-up and can do what she wants with her money, and it was the holidays and I didn't want to hear her say, "Well make me one then.").
So, it was on my to-do list. I knit it yesterday while she was out most of the day. Although it was a slightly belated birthday gift, I think Rowan was the happiest girl last night when I gave her the hat. It was a total surprise.
Here Rowan is, modeling her fly Capitan hat, designed by the fabulous Rosi G. Oh, the yarn is Misti Alpaca Chunky.
Disco and I picked out the buttons together at Stitches. Rowan thinks they make the hat just perfect. I have to agree.
And if you haven't entered the contest yet, guesses need to be entered by midnight tonight (Sunday 3/9/08) in that post! Thanks to everyone already for all the guesses!