Having grown up in the Italian Dolomites, winters could be very cold and snowy. So of course my mother knitted me and my sister lots of things.
Once I got the hang of knit and purl, I started thinking about hats. I like hats generally but because winters could be very dark, I always liked to make a bright and colourful statement for everyone to see… and hat’s were perfect for that.
Now that I live in Brighton, and winters aren’t that snowy, I still love wearing hats that stand out a bit.