A few weeks ago, to celebrate autumn, my girlfriends and I headed to the orchard to go apple picking, because nothing says beginning of fall like apples, hopefully with a side of hard cider and some aged cheddar. Our day was quite successful, as it generally turns out in great company, with the added comforting feeling of tomato soup and grilled cheese. It felt a little more like summer than fall, and we found ourselves wishing we wore shorts and sandals, but I was kind of glad to have the extra layer of protection against spiders and wasps. We sampled and picked Honeycrisp and Liberty apples, reminisced about McIntosh and other east coast varieties, and had a blast.
For the occasion I brought my perfect fall hat, which is light and soft, in a rich forest green colour. It is slightly slouchy, and of course has a big pompom. I used about 1.5 skein of Wool Bam Boo, which I also used to make this and this hat, since it's the perfect hat yarn. I've used most of my stash of this sadly discontinued yarn, and I wish I had more; obviously I need more hats. I followed the Hibernatum pattern by Classic Elite Yarns, which was an easy and quick knit.