WhatIWore: Here’s another project I’ve recently knit up - a fox hat for Felix! Foxes are definitely my favorite animal… I dream of one day seeing one and making eye contact in the wild. Yes, I’m a weirdo. Whatever. One year I dressed up as a fox for Halloween and I also did a DIY smoking slipper with a fox applique. What does the fox say? Ooooowwwwwwwwweeeewwwww!
I found the pattern as a digital download on etsy and it really tested my patience for learning new skills. I ripped this one out a lot - at least three times for the intarsia and another three times for the ears. I’m giving myself an E for effort!
I used a DK weight yarn and both size 4 and 6 16″ round needles, plus size 6 double points as outlined by the pattern. I googled the hell out of how to do an intarsia too. I’m so determined to improve my knitting skills that I’m willing to try try again until I’ve learned the techique. It’s not perfect, but I’m happy with the result.
I finished the hat by using two different buttons - a smaller size for the eyes and a random larger black button for the nose.
Usually Felix will wear a hat for me, but he kept pulling this one off, making me think it’s too itchy for his sensitive skin. Bummer! Or maybe he’s just older and more grabby?
Also - Any Bloomington knitters out there? I’m hosting a little knitting circle on Monday night (November 9) at 6pm at Cardinal Spirits! Would love to see what you’re working on. Just bring yourself and your ID (21+)