So, what do you think about the Red Hat Society? Are you a member?
Recently one of the attorneys I work with turned 50 and was given a red hat with purple trim. Somehow, I don't see her as a Red Hat Society type of person, although I couldn't really say what the "type" is. It just doesn't seem like her.
Some of you asked about my hat quilt and mentioned how great the pattern would look in red and purple for your Red Hat Society friends. Actually, that's the way Sandy Gervais must have envisioned it, since that's what her pattern (above) shows. And some of you asked where to get the pattern. If you click HERE, it will take you to the pattern on her website.
I don't think I'm really a Red Hat Society person, but I might be wrong because I know little about it. Yes, I AM old enough--I hear they'll take you if you've been 39 for at least 11 years, and I'm a couple years past that. But I'm not really much of a group joiner. Still, it might be fun. If you're a member, tell me about it. What do you do? How long have you known the other ladies in your group? Did all your friends decide to form a group, or did you find a group that was already established? Inquiring minds . . . .
When I got the New Hats pattern, although I liked the red and purple colorway shown on the pattern, I wanted to do something different. First I was thinking about pastel Easter bonnets, but I thought the pastels wouldn't provide enough contrast, so I finally settled on the blue, yellow, and neutral colors. And, by the way, I finished it this weekend. Want to see?
The other thing that makes me think the Red Hat Society isn't really for me? I'm not much into wearing hats. Like, I really NEVER wear a hat. In the first place, my head's slightly larger than most hats. Probably because of all those brains in there. Or maybe it's all the thoughts of quilts-yet-to-be-made. And then there's the whole hat hair thing. And that picture of me? See that braided bun? Yeah, it doesn't fit into hats very well. Unless I cut a hole in the top of the hat, and somehow that brings to mind visions of the Old Gray Mare who ain't what she used to be.
No, hats aren't really me. I think I'm more of a scarf person. But not the dressy, fussy kind of scarfs. No sir-eee! They never stay where they're supposed to, and then I'm always tugging and adjusting. No, I think I really prefer this kind of scarf:
I wonder if there's a society I could join that wears those?