My apologies...

I don't want to wear out my welcome with yet another hat, but I am posting the patterns on Ravellry (which I can barely comprehend, unlike our easy-to-get little home here), and for some reason I have to post my patterns on another website or they get verklemp. So to do this I have to impose on you folks. Again, perdona me.


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Not at all ALbert, as a Hat person myself it is nice to see someone wlse making hats for fun!

albert's picture

Thanks, Andy!

albert's picture

Check out the work of sekini on Ravellry, such hats!- My God- she is brilliant!!!

Bill's picture

amazing hats!

TheKnittingMill's picture

Albert, do you moonlight at a Malaysian sweat shop?? I love your hats! Keep them coming! I love the colors in this one, and thanks again for the pattern.

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

rc_in_sd's picture

For this, you apologize? Another GREAT job! I'm worried about the day when we don't get to delight in another one of your creations. You're spoiling us! ;-)

vsidart's picture

Wait... apologizing? For posting knitting knitting pictures on "Men Who Knit?"
I don't understand.... we love 'em!

ronhuber's picture

One of my favourites, Albert. Is it a Canadian creation. I wished I lived next to the Bay of Fundy.

albert's picture

Hi Ron,

It was inspired by my memories of crossing the Bay of Fundy on the old Scotia Prince from Portland to Yarmouth N.S.

Tom Hart's picture

Wow, Albert. I checked out Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on Google Earth. It’s over a 200 mile trip! Then I googled the Scotia Prince. It’s huge! It looks like a cruise ship. The Wikipedia article said the Scotia Prince crossed the “Gulf of Maine”. I wonder what’s up with that. Do Americans call it the “Gulf of Maine” and the Canadians call it the “Bay of Fundy”? Bet you could get a fair piece of knitting done on a trip like that. And no one to stop you from bringing knitting implements on board either. Sounds pretty fab. (How long did the trip take?)

albert's picture

As I recall, it took about ten hours. I believe "Gulf of Maine" and "Bay of Fundy" are used interchangeably, but I am no nautical authority!

ronhuber's picture

Was that in pre-passport days?

albert's picture

Yes, when life was simpler.

asbrigida's picture

You are an inspiration. Great hats and ideas.

Raymiew's picture

Keep posting! They've all looked great so far!

WillyG's picture

Albert, you must know we love your hats. After all, they're great to look at, they are free patterns for us to gobble up, and they make for easy reads. But really you must stop. We can't take much more of this goodness. This is it. Stop. Now.

Don't stop.

Buzzboy's picture

Albert, I love all the hats you have made. The colors are wonderful. Keep up the posting I enjoy seeing them.


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A good friend of mine loves to knit hats too! She always has one or three on the needles. She just finished an interesting scrunchie hat. I'll have to look at the patter n some time to see if it is something I can handle. Anyhow, your posts remind me of a book I just ordered this weekend as a late birthday gift for my friend. Its called Hattitude: Knits for Every Mood by Cathy Carron. I think she will love it! Keep posting! I know I'll do some hats myself someday soon!

-- Why live and let live when we can live and help live?

-- Why live and let live when we can live and help live?

pjmma's picture

Albert, please don't apologize! I don't think anyone here feels like you're wearing out your welcome. On the contrary, I believe your original and colorful hats (and patterns!) are very welcome here indeed :) Please do continue to knit and post often!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Such generous sharing of patterns and photos is most appreciated. Keep up the good work, Albert. Wish I had a 10 hour ferry ride to knit during. What a delightful mini-vacation that would be! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.