Tricky Dickey and a Very Warm Hat

I have put off writing this post because it has such bittersweet memories for me. Ah, but here it is….

The Tricky Dickey and the Very Warm Hat are the only projects I had ever made out of Knitting Around before I started this year of Knitting Zimmermann. I made them in December 2008 when my dear Uncle Bill was here in Indiana for a visit.

One afternoon, Uncle Bill and I had a discussion about the old fashion “Dickeys” that were worn under a shirt to keep warm. He really like them but said they were hard to find. So, I decided to make him one for Christmas and of course, a matching Very Warm Hat.

Hat – 1 skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Charcoal, 1 skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Cream, US #7 , 16″ circular needles.

Tricky Dickey – 1 skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Charcoal, #7 DPNs & #7, 16″ circular needles.

Uncle Bill loved the set and worn them constantly that winter. Uncle Bill passed away last fall and I am still heart broken by his passing.

Happy Knitting!



3 Responses

  1. What yarn did you choose for your very warm hat?

    • Debbie — I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca. It made a toasty warm hat!

  2. What a wonderful smile your Uncle Bill has in this photo! The hat looks great, too. I’m sorry for your loss of him….

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