City Hat, Country Hat: Priscilla’s Embroidered Felt Hat in NYC

I got the following note & photo from Priscilla, a fellow Campion rinkrat (though she’s a figure skater, not a crazy hockey player like me):

"I visited my daughter in NYC over the holidays, and here I am in Times Square, feeling very stylish and snug in your wonderful hat (-: " - Priscilla

“I visited my daughter in NYC over the holidays. Here I am in Times Square, feeling very stylish and snug.”

“With yet another snowstorm on the way, I’m so grateful to have your wonderful hat to keep me warm. I love the vine embroidery, which fits in everywhere from Times Square to the back roads of New Hampshire.

Freehand Leaf & Vine embroidery adorns Priscilla's new felt hat.

Freehand Leaf & Vine embroidery adorns Priscilla’s new felt hat.

It’s just a beautiful work of art, and hands down the best present I ever gave myself!

Hope you’re enjoying the snow! (-:

~Priscilla”

Thank you, Priscilla! I’m such a Country Mouse myself, its especially fun to see someone rocking one of my felt hats in an urban environment.

(Makes me wonder, though, just how many of my hats live in the city after all…?)

A Warm Felt Hat for a Cold, Snowy Winter

Do you remember my LNHC colleague, glass artist, Wendy Besett?

She recently posted this lovely photo to my Heirloom Handknit Hats Facebook page with the following note:

Vermont glass artist, Wendy Besett, caught wearing her favorite winter hat, a Carrie Cahill Mulligan original hand-knitted felt, with freehand spiral embroidery/

Vermont glass artist, Wendy Besett, caught wearing her favorite winter hat.

“More than a foot of white, powdery love today. Snowy and blowy, but my head didn’t mind it a bit! Thanks Carrie!”

Thank you, Wendy. You sure wear it well!

Anyone else out there braving the Winter of Endless Snow comfortably in a CCM knitted felt hat? I’d love to hear from you…

Good Times at the White River Yarns Felt Hat Trunk Show

My first-ever trunk show last Thursday at White River Yarns was so much fun… In fact, the party started before I even showed up!

Hours before our 6pm start, I received this nice online testimonial:

Knitted felt hat #4 of 2014, with freehand dragonfly embroidery by New Hampshire fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan, of Canaan, NH.

Knitted felt hat #4 of 2014, with freehand dragonfly embroidery.

Hi Carrie,

I was at Karen’s yarn shop today and purchased the dragonfly purple felted hat. I just loved it and it is so nice and warm.

I’m not a hat lover but this one spoke to me and I even loved it on.

Thank you, you do such amazing work.
xoRobin

Semi-precious jasper beads make fascinating dragonfly eyes in this detail of freehand dragonfly embroidery on knitted felt hat #4 of 2014, by New Hampshire fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan, of Canaan, NH.

Semi-precious jasper beads make fascinating dragonfly eyes.

Yay, Robin! Thank *you* for starting our Felt Hat Trunk Show party off right!

Ever the gracious hostess, Karen ordered in some pizza and opened a couple bottles of wine while folks gathered to knit, offering color advice for potential hat owners:

Crowd-sourcing opinions on just the right color felt hat at White River Yarns CCM felt hat trunk show.

Crowd-sourcing opinions on just the right color felt hat at White River Yarns.

Sometimes a special felt hat chooses *you* more than you choose *it*.

Sometimes a special felt hat chooses *you* more than you choose *it*.

The trunk show went so well, we decided to leave 14 fancy hats, plus yarn + patterns for knit-your-own felt hat kits at the shop until the end of February.

So if you’re still looking to treat yourself a one-of-a-kind felt hat or kit, please do drop by White River Yarns. I think you’ll be glad you did!

This Birthday Girl is treating herself to a one-of-a-kind felt hat this year... Happy birthday, Kate!

Look who’s treating herself to a one-of-a-kind felt hat this year–> Happy Birthday, Kate!