the starry (grown-up sized)

unexpected,IMG_1795crop quirky things happen.

they just do and

that can be good.

i had been poking around

at a yarn shop one afternoon.

it was a few years ago.

i no longer even

vaguely remember where i was,

but i bought a couple of skeins

of worsted weight yarn that was calling to me.

i rolled it into balls and started knitting right away.

the name of the pattern i was knitting

is as lost as the name of the shop.

whatever it was, the yarn

didn’t take to it the way i wanted it to, so i ripped it back to roll it up again.

IMG_1814cropi finished writing ‘the starry

as i rediscovered the frogged yarn

and thought, ‘i want one of these hats for myself’.

i wasn’t feeling very adventurous at the time.

here’s what i wondered (and hoped to be true).

if i knit the 3-6m size, only in worsted weight yarn and

on bigger needles (i used 7’s for the ribbing & 8’s for the rest)

IMG_1799cropwould it fit my

women’s sized head?

and it actually did!

my gauge was

16 sts = 4”

in stockinette st

(knit in the round)

on the larger needles.

now you know

that after you knit

a teeny tiny

newborn version,

you might want to whip one up for yourself.

i’m so glad that i did especially with all the chill this winter…

note: my head is 23.5″ around

which is usually a women’s size extra large.

in the pics you see me wearing the ‘3-6m size] and it’s more of women’s medium.

i liked it, but it’s a snugger fit than i wanted.

later i tried again and knit the 6-12m size for me, (in cashmere),

it has exactly the slouch i wanted and is a true women’s l/xl.

‘wondered’ taken from 6:51 of mark.

photos by wendy randolph taken at in the loop.

‘the starry’

super cute little babies (my friends’ girls)

in sweet little star topped hats.

well then, you can’t beat that.

pj & aliyah in 'the starry'

purple toned yarn is raventwist’s sloan in colorway ‘nights in marrakech’

with photos by darcy lyons photography.

photos by kiki taboh

of the blue toned yarn is zitron’s unisono in color #1220.

‘the starry’ taken from 33:6 in the psalms.