Dad’s Christmas Present

Since there is virtually 0% chance my dad will view this, there’s no spoiler.  HOWEVER… YOU… yes, YOU…you know who you are… I’m trusting you not to say anything.  Besides, knowing you, you’ll forget what I wrote before you talk to Dad anyway. hehehe

I’ve been wracking my poor little brain over what to do for Dad.  I’ve got Mom’s pressie all ready to go but no clue what to do for Dad then as I was tag surfing earlier it hit me – DUH.

When is the last time you saw him go outside without a hat when it’s below 40 outside?  uh… well… not sure that I’ve ever seen that, come to think of it.

I remember the whole fedora thing which must have been the late 60’s, a variety of knitted caps that followed then fur things with ear flaps, some rather dapper, a few beyond uhm shall we go with ‘not entirely attractive.’  I wish he wore Stetson’s like my grandpa (his father) did.  In fact, some of the most famous portraits of him are with one of his Stetsons.  Somehow, Dad missed that gene.  However, it does make my mission a bit easier.  There is no chance a 40 something laid-off job-seeking temp-working daughter can buy a new Stetson.  There is a very good chance though that said daughter can knit a hat in the next 2 weeks.  Or 3 weeks.  Dad’s birthday is 2 Jan so it is possible, not encouraged, but possible, to combine Merry Christmas with Happy Birthday.

Well, I’d best be off stash hunting/ravelry surfing now.  I’m leaning towards this reversible one.  which has the practicality factor Dad values.  I also like this Fisherman’s Cap .  I’d like to do something with some great colorwork but… running a bit tight on time so perhaps later on.  I’m really loving kpixie’s leo hat for Dad. Those are even colors he’d wear.  hmmm…


Now playing: A Celtic Christmas – Oh, Christmas Tree
via FoxyTunes
via FoxyTunes


About HollysDying

Hard core rocker/old school punk/alternative, ridiculously fiber/design oriented knitter with strong geek tendencies type person. Worked in the travel and web design industries, and benefits management for years; have done freelance writing and editing. Mother of two fantastic young adults (yes, they truly are!).
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2 Responses to Dad’s Christmas Present

  1. redfear says:

    looking forward to seeing which you choose!

  2. piningforthewest says:

    I’m going to be ravelry surfing too. I want to knit a hat for my husband, he’s feeling the cold on his bald spot! I like the idea of a reversible one though.

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