Mary Anne’s Hat

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A hat for my friend Mary Anne. Dear Miss Mary Anne is knitting a hat a month to donate to a local charity that gives hats to patients going through chemotherapy… and she’s been going through the Savory Knitting catalog as she does it. By May (month 5) I was so moved I promised to make a hat in her honor and asked her to pick a color, and here it is! The yarn is Green Mountain Spinnery’s newest yarn, the delicious Weekend Wool, a perfect choice because the Spinnery is where I met Mary Anne and the color used for the sample is ‘Spruce’ because in Mary Anne’s own words:

Since it was an outgrowth of the Chemo project here’s my thought. I love the color of an Evergreen Tree…and to me it says standing strong and tall, enduring no matter what storms may come your way. Seems appropriate to me. A little luck of the Irish, and a little Christmas spirit all rolled in there, too.

I could not agree more. Here are the details-

Finished Measurements

20” around
8 1/2 (10 1/2)” long

Hat shown is 8 1/2”

Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool
100 %wool; 140yards/128m/60g skein color: Spruce; 1 skein

16” US 5/3.75mm circular needle, for ribbing

16” US 7/4.5mm circular needle,

4 US 7/4.5 mm dpn

Notions required
Stitch marker(s), tapestry needle


17 sts x 24 rows= 4” in pattern with larger needle

18 sts x 24 rows= 4” in stockinette stitch with larger needle

Available for purchase in the Savory Knitting Shop

AND if you’re still reading, I have a coupon code for you, a back-to-school end of summer sale, 20% off everything in the Savory Knitting shop, with the coupon code ‘savorsummer’ through August 25th (end of day)




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3 Responses to Mary Anne’s Hat

  1. DebH says:

    I love the story, and the hat :).

  2. Truly Myrtle says:

    Cool. I love the colour and the hat. What generous people you are :)

  3. Love it! I want to knit the whole Savory Knitting catalog. I need to win the lottery, buy a place on Block Island and get my needles going…(yah, right…) I don’t ask for much!