Hunting Season Hat for Fall!

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Fall is hunting season in Maine and needs to be noted for all of us non-hunters as well! Two articles of fluorescent orange are the best way to dress out in the woods this time of year. For years we have had those stretchy acrylic one size fits all hats. This year I decided we needed nice hand-knit hats instead. Something more interesting than plain ribbing, but still stretchy – and in nice warm wool! Thus my newest design – “Hunting Season Hat”!┬áSee more about it HERE, or in my Ravelry Store.

Briggs and Little, being based in near-by New Brunswick, Canada, makes a special “Hunter Orange” wool yarn just for this purpose. I finished the sample just in time to take with us on our September vacation to Spencer Pond Camps, on Big Spencer Lake, near Greenville Maine. The real North Woods of Henry David Thoreau! What a wonderful location for a photo shoot! My handsome husband kindly consented to model the hat that he has claimed for his own. And we had an amazing several days in a rustic but cozy off the grid cabin right on the shores of a remote wilderness lake. We even saw a couple moose! We will definitely be going back!

Knitting by the shore of beautiful Spencer Pond.

Knitting by the shore of beautiful Spencer Pond.

This is "Little" Spencer Mountain as seen from Spencer Pond Camps.

This is “Little” Spencer Mountain as seen from Spencer Pond Camps.