My mom has this really lovely friend, Jane.  She is always so well put together.  Imagine a taller, Audrey Hepburn, that’s Jane.  Although, she’s lived in Canada most of her adult life, she is still very British.  That accent… love it!!!  Her sense of humor is charmingly tongue-in-cheek too.  An exceptional woman!

New Rikke 5

Jane is a knitter.  I found this out when she saw my son’s modified Rikke hat that I knit him a while ago and she could just “read the pattern” by looking at it!!  She loved it, the texture, the yarn and the crown decreases and said that she’d like to knit one just like it.

New Rikke 1

So, I emailed her the link for the Rikke hat and gave her the details for the yarn and some possible substitutions.  I also pointed her to Ravelry… enabler that I am ;)

New Rikke 3

Jane hasn’t been able to knit very much lately, her hands have been too shaky to hold the needles still.  You see, Jane was recently diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease.

New Rikke 4

From one knitter to another, a handknit hat.

New Rikke 2

Rikke #2 ** (my Ravelry notes) 
Pattern: Rikke Hat by Sarah Young
Yarn: Mirasol Qina in “Purple Haze”
Needles: Size US 5 & 7 / 3.75 & 4.5 mm

** The hat is being modelled by my 6-year-old that’s why it looks extra, extra slouchy

7 thoughts on “A Hat For A Knitter

  1. Alice

    Wow you finished the hat !!! Didn’t even recognize the pattern anymore, turned out ! I’m sure Jane will be very touched.

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