Although I did ply my needle this week, working at least 10 hours on my petit point project, I also crocheted 2 infant hats. There are a number of young mothers-to-be in the community expecting to deliver in the next month so I decided I would make some warm winter hats to help stave off Edmonton’s cold winter.
I was taught to crochet the Inuit Hunter’s Hat (also known as a “Pang Hat” as I believe these hats originated in the small Arctic community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada) in 1990 while my husband, Tim and I and our four children lived in Pond Inlet, a small community north of Pangnirtung on the tip of Baffin Island. By the way, it is the only thing I crochet. I have made many hats over the years. More recently I have made them for my grandchildren as well as teaching 4 of my colleagues at work how to make them.
Chelsea-Lyne is wearing the first hat I ever made. We were both so young then. Chelsea-Lyne recently celebrated her 20th birthday and has her own CD out. Check her out at www.chelsealyne.com. Here’s to the memories.