A Ponytail Hat

I inadvertently grew my hair out last year. Without bangs the need for regular haircuts is substantially less. One day I realized my hair was *almost* long enough for a ponytail so I continued to not cut it (inaction for the win!).

 

Ponytails are great most of the year but are a little problematic in the winter; they don’t really fit under hats. Messy hair bun hats are plentiful lately, but I just don’t have the knack of wearing my hair in a messy bun. It always looks like I forgot to brush it for three weeks, not like it’s a fashion choice. Many of the knitting pattern options for ponytail hats were the messy bun style with the opening on the top of the head. I was looking for something lower, in the mid-back of the head range. I finally settled on the Urban Homesteader Hat. It has the option for openings for pigtails and a ponytail, but I chose to do only the ponytail option. I love the button flap in the back so it can be worn whether your hair is up or not.

 

 

The yarn is Handmaiden Casbah Plush in Kingsbrae Garden. It’s a soft, squishy Canadian yarn made from merino wool, cashmere, and nylon. Kingsbrae Garden is in St. Andrews, NB. The last time I was there it was a foggy day in the spring; things were just beginning to bloom but there were still the grey/brown remains of winter. The yarn definitely captures those colours.

 

This has been my go-to hat for most of the winter so far. I love the practicality and the colours on dark wintery days.

 

PS – thanks to my nieces for their excellent modelling during a snow storm. 🙂

 

 

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  One thought on “A Ponytail Hat

  1. January 7, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Really clever, well done! And thanks for the snowy pictures.

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  2. Kelly Gould
    January 7, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Beautifuly written, love the details about the yarn and the day it was purchased. I love the look of the messy bun hats but can’t get the messy bun to look cool at all! Love the button detail makes its so unique .

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  3. Lynn K Reichart
    January 8, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    good job : knitting hat, writing blog and girl’s modeling! love the ‘hatch’!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 18, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Okay, now that’s one clever knitting pattern. I think snow during the photoshoot is a great touch as well!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 18, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks! The girls were good sports to do it. 😀

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