Still Playing with the Hat Pattern, Come on Spring & Zucchini Noodles

This hat pattern is pretty versatile

This hat pattern is pretty versatile

I tweaked the chemo head warmer hat pattern to accommodate my wonky working gauge.  Now it fits a lot better than my first version.  The brim can be worn down, which is my favorite look.  It can also be worn out, creating a wide brim hat.  Either way, it holds its shape.

It is an extremely versatile pattern because it can be worked with the little brim or with a smooth band to hug the head.

I’m still using green yarn because that’s what I worked my afghan in.  But I am very anxious to try the pattern in pretty colors.

The pattern is here if you are interested.

I realized today that I am getting seriously depressed by not being able to get out camping.  So after I get the parts in from Casita and get the essential fixes done, I think we will head out somewhere even if it’s cooler than we prefer for camping.  With the crazy weather, I’ll pack shorts and long johns and rain jackets and hope we have our bases covered.

Shredded zucchini to be used as low carb noodles.

Shredded zucchini to be used as low carb noodles.

I haven’t done a low-carb cooking post in a while.  Tonight I did shrimp and broccoli alfredo served over zucchini noodles.  I very lightly cooked the zucchini just enough to get rid of the raw taste.  Linguini would have been nice — but my noodles didn’t mess up my blood sugar.  🙂

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  1. Judy robinson

     /  March 6, 2014

    Love the hat!We have been camping in our Aliner several weeks…some days wearing puffy jackets and other days shorts..but just being outdoors.Though today we are sitting in our aframe listening to the rain!!

    • Judy, camping several weeks in your Aliner? Do you have a blog? I would love to see photos and read about it!

  2. Lovely hat. More please! I know you are more than ready to dig out from this rotten winter and head out in your casita.

  3. I Like the hat!
    I’ll have to try your zucchini noodles – I’ve done spaghetti squash but it’s not always available.
    Hope you get out camping soon – the first couple trips of the year are always chancy, but sometimes even more special for a bit of adversity. Remember the old saying “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”. Sounds like you’ve got that covered by planning on a variety of layers.

    • I love to use spaghetti squash, too, but even if it’s available they are sometimes way too big. And the price per pound can make one squash cost $6 or $7. And that’s more spaghetti squash than we can use. I think I may grow a few of them this year, though.

      Ron brought home a mandoline a few months ago and I didn’t think I’d get much use out of it. But it sure is great for making veggie noodles!

      I’m finally happy with that hat pattern. I may eventually work with three or four different patterns just so I don’t get bored. But I will really love that one when I start doing it in pretty colors.

  4. Old Guy

     /  March 6, 2014

    Great looking Hat,,I hope you get to camp soon,,I am feeling the same Cabin Fever…Got to get out SOON…Like you {Cold or Not}..Thanks for sharing the noodles Idea. I have a Mandolin, But it is difficult to use..What kind of Mandolin do you have and is it user friendly ? Thanks Old Guy

    • Hi, OG. A couple of people have asked about the mandoline, so I will post a photo of mine in my next post.

      I may have had cabin fever this badly before, but I don’t remember it! 🙂

  5. Thought of you tonight as I watched the evening weather. If it sleets on you, just know it’s winter’s last gasp! Warm days are coming and in a few months we will be wanting some cool breezes.
    Lovely hat and pasta!

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