Soundtrack. . .
1970. Harvest Gold and Avocado Green appliances.
My Mom's knit ripple afghans. (She always seemed to have one on the needles; they were very popular back then. The one I remember most was in two shades of orange - light and dark, plus brown and yellow.)
(This is a knit kit currently available from Herrschners. Sadly, we have no photos of my Mom's lovely afghans.)
And, of course, Freda Payne singing "Band of Gold" on the radio.
Needless to say, I HAD to knit Kristin's new hat pattern!
I toned down the colors a bit. They're still a bit 70s-ripple-afghan. . . but in a tweedy, trendy, 2011 kind of way.
I used Knit Picks City Tweed DK yarn in a variety of colors. I really love this yarn! It knits up nicely, looks great, comes in a huge variety of appealing colors, and. . . is inexpensive. (It also doesn't itch -- a definite plus for a hat!)
I love this hat! And it's the perfect thing to wear . . . on a stroll down Memory Lane! (My Ravelry link here.)