Friday, January 29, 2010

The Chicken Hat

This might very well be the best gift I've ever received...certainly the funniest, if nothing else!

The backstory: My very talented and slightly crazy friend Claire arrived at the Winter Market this past December wearing a hat that looked like a 3-D, hand-knit chicken perched on atop her head. It was the funniest thing I'd ever seen at market (that's saying something) and I nearly had to walk away I was laughing so hard.

So last week when I attended our annual spinner's party at Claire's home, she presented me with a very special gift, a chicken hat of my very own. Now you must understand, this is a special-occasion hat, not something you wear out wood-cutting or doing chores. I'm not sure who had the better look on their faces when I modeled it, Sean or Blue.
But I have to tell you, this hat is a built-in attitude adjustment. Its awfully hard to be grouchy or stressed out when you look like this!
(Thanks to my personal photographer, aka Mom, for the chicken hat photo shoot!)


Pat said...

Cute as can be!!
Pat Stewart

Rindee said...

I HAVE to get the pattern for that. Will Claire share it?

Diann said...

I love it Jill! Hope to see it at Market some Saturday morning :)

~mel said...

too cute! my mom has a duck hat ... so why not a chicken hat!