Hubby and His Hanukkah Hat
December 20, 2012
The story starts when I decided to follow Monikita's tradition of knitting her husband a hat for Christmas. Mr. Smith agreed it was a grand tradition and that he'd like a nice warm beanie to keep his ears warm in frosty weather. His choice was Fortnight, which I hoped would not take me a fortnight to knit.
On the 3rd night of Hanukkah I finished, and since it was a cold and snowy night, I presented the hat to Mr. Smith just as he was leaving to walk our Moxiedog. The next morning I found it propped up against the menorah (which was such a sweet way to say he loved it).
Mr. Smith is very happy with the way the design covers his ears and protects the back of his neck. He is very happy with the color and the softness of the Shepherd's Wool. He is not, however, happy with the prospect of having his picture taken.
Happy Hanukkah, Mr. Smith and a Merry Christmas, too!Psst-This is post 2070 and comment number 65,000 is >< far away. You have until Sunday evening at 5:00 to comment on this post. Number 65,000 will win a prize, as will a random commenter. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear reader!
Great looking hat! Have a beautiful Holiday also!
Posted by: Bruny Vargas | December 20, 2012 at 04:21 AM
I've not seen that pattern and may well need to make it for myself. It looks quite fetching on Smith, too.
Posted by: Mel | December 20, 2012 at 04:26 AM
I love the hat! I may have to start up the same tradition with Miah.
Posted by: Eliza | December 20, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Lovely Mr. Smith and his new hat too!
Belated Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas to both of you.
Posted by: Rachel | December 20, 2012 at 04:42 AM
I love this hat pattern! Looks great on your beloved hubby.
Posted by: Brenda | December 20, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Really great hat. And a lovely tradition...may have to start making my hubby one each year for Christmas.
Posted by: karen | December 20, 2012 at 04:53 AM
GREAT hat! And it looks just perfect on Smith. (And, WoW! That's a whole lotta comments!)
Posted by: Kym | December 20, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Great Hat! I'm ashamed at how long it's been since I read a knitting blog..I think it's time to change that habit.
As always Mr. Smith looks great in his hat..
Sending warm wishes for a great holiday!
Posted by: Dianne | December 20, 2012 at 05:11 AM
What a nice thing to do for your husband, I love that he put it by the menorah.
Posted by: Heather | December 20, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Love it! I'm keeping this one in mind for my husband.
Posted by: Wool Winder | December 20, 2012 at 05:18 AM
It suits him! Glad you have established a new tradition in your knitting.
Posted by: Barbara Seiver | December 20, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Thanks for posing, Mr. Smith! Great hat and it looks good on you, too! Happy Christmas and Merry Hanukkhah to you both (and, wee Moxie, too)!!!!!!! Any snow??
Posted by: CindyCindy | December 20, 2012 at 05:58 AM
What an excellent tradition--and excellent hat, too. I like the very edge in a contrast color. I do believe it's in my queue now! Thanks. Wishing you both happy holidays and a spectacular new year
Posted by: gale zucker (she shoots sheep shots) | December 20, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Aw...I miss Smith's great smile. Give him a mulligan and make him smile! Nice goin' on the good-lucking hat.
Posted by: Suzy | December 20, 2012 at 06:15 AM
That is a great looking hat! Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah!
Posted by: Debbie | December 20, 2012 at 06:25 AM
It's PERFECT for him! And what a great looking hat. Smith looks absolutely fetching in it! Love to both of you!
Posted by: Kathy | December 20, 2012 at 06:30 AM
Posted by: Janella James | December 20, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Nice hat, great picture! Have a good holiday!
Posted by: Chery | December 20, 2012 at 06:51 AM
I haven't seen that pattern. I'd like to try it. I love your tradition! Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!
Posted by: Bonney | December 20, 2012 at 07:06 AM
Those misters -- they just don't like us taking their pictures! Mr. Smith and his hat both look great!
Posted by: Jan | December 20, 2012 at 07:11 AM
Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas to both of you.
Posted by: Karen | December 20, 2012 at 07:23 AM
Awesome job on that hat! And what a good sport Smith is to have his picture taken - and posted! Enjoy your all your holidays!
Posted by: Susan | December 20, 2012 at 07:29 AM
Love the hat! It's a great pattern and looks great on Marshall. Jeff's been trying to get me to make a hat for him, but haven't gotten around to it, yet. He was very jealous when he saw this. :)
Posted by: Jana | December 20, 2012 at 07:29 AM
Great hat - and definitely a sweet way to show he liked it. :)
Happy holidays to the both of you!
Posted by: Chris | December 20, 2012 at 07:37 AM
A beautiful pattern & a great knitting job!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Posted by: Sarah H | December 20, 2012 at 07:39 AM