We’ve just had the hottest day of the year (so far) pass us by.  However, today is murky and wet… April showers bring spring flowers and all that jazz, so I’m okay!  That hot day just screamed road trip so we decided that it would be the best day to make the short drive south into Washington state and visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.  Only thing is that every Pacific Northwesterner had the same idea as us, hah!  We realized this when we got off the interstate and onto the Tulip Route, too late to turn around!  Anyways… the miles and miles of tulips we saw that day made up for all of the traffic woes and then some!!

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Jaw dropping gorgeousness!

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The kids didn’t whine once when I asked them repeatedly to say cheese, I’ll take that as a bonus!

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They actually had a good time 🙂

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About the hat… I took my Wellington hat along knowing that there would be fantastic photo ops.  I didn’t account for the heatwave though 😉

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This hat uses organically grown cotton yarn dyed by my friend Heidi.  She creates magic dyeing a range of vegan yarns in gorgeous colors!  The pattern is by the talented Jane Richmond.  I bought this pattern and the yarn at Knit City and immediately knew that this would be a perfect marriage.

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Of course, I finished knitting this hat when the cold weather had long passed, isn’t that always the case?

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The stitch pattern is a lovely, textured honeycomb but there’s no need to use a cable needle… win!

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I love the crown on this hat, lots of drama happening there.

For a bit of slouch on this hat, I knit the body longer than the beanie style original.

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Wellington (Ravelry) 
Pattern: Wellington by Jane Richmond
Yarn: Vegan Yarn Alnilam Worsted in colorway Thrift Shop
Needles: Sizes US 7 / 4.5 mm

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8 thoughts on “Tulips And A Hat

  1. Louise

    It is SO nice to see flowers blooming. We are still a ways away from tulips blooming in Ontario. Great shots of the kids and your finished hat is beautiful.


  2. Nicky

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Your finished hat is beautiful but I think my favorite pic is the last one. Happy Easter friend. <3


  3. nima

    Lovely Hat..and beautiful pics as always..

    Preeti, i cant find your blog on FB..that link is not taking me to the right page..I’m missing your blog updates.


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