Last winter, Siena asked me to knit her a panda hat. Well, I guess it was two winters ago. So during a trip to the snow with friends last year, I took my knitting project. By the time we arrived at the snow I was done with the main part of her hat. All I had to do was knit the ears that I was going to make separate and sew them on later. Siena wanted to wear the hat for that skiing adventure so I didn’t even weave in the ends of the yarn. She just put it on. I didn’t have time to take a picture of the finished hat. Well? That hat was lost in that first time being worn.
Siena asked me to make her another panda hat for this (past) winter. It took me a while to get started and I finished it in January. She loves it and she’s been wearing a lot. I made up my own pattern, again this time. Because I didn’t write any notes (or pattern) from last year, I had to knit and unknit many times (again this time) until I got the right proportions of the little panda’s face, nose and eyes.
If I would have known I was going to make another one this year, I would have made notes the first time around. But oh well… it turned out really cute.
After few weeks of wearing her new hat, when the snow storm came in February, Siena was wearing that same coat she wore last year when we went skiing…. and what do you know. She found her (first) panda hat! Unfinished and all. She pulled it out of her hidden panda-keeper pocket.
Funny how things go. Now my little girl has two panda hats knitted by her Mamá. As I look at them side by side, I noticed they are not the same pattern. Knowing me, why would they be! But they both fit her well. I guess I should finish it, just in case one gets lost again.
But I guess, one can never have too many panda hats!