I have been designing again, but this time for a different cause. I will be releasing this pattern as another freebie on ravelry in the next few days.
Chevgirl Knitting is hosting a showcase called "Hats for Ethan" to raise money to help pay for Ethan's treatment. Ethan is just 6 years old and has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. You can read about his journey here.
As soon as I read about this, I knew I had to make some kind of contribution, so it was the least I could do to design a hat especially with him in mind. This prototype hat will be offered up for sale in the showcase on May 10 (which I think will be held on her facebook page).
Surprisingly, my not so obliging model became my obliging one, while the other wouldn't have a bar of it! So yes, that's my daughter, happily modelling a boy hat. I am so happy that she did exactly as I told her and amazingly... STOOD STILL! I wish I could get her to do that in the dresses I make her.