Big Green Felt Hat for Dean

“This hat is The Bomb! It has totally revolutionized my relationship with winter!”

So said Dean Christian, the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Dartmouth College when I delivered his custom embroidered felt hat last month.

Dean moved to Hanover from Texas last summer, and quickly became interested in the warm hats I make while checking ids at the Dartmouth gym.

After assuring him that men do wear my hats, and agreeing to attempt a new freehand embroidery design in the form of the Dartmouth “D”, I set to work.

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dean Christian is psyched abouth his toasty new felt hat, with custom Dartmouth embroidery worked freehand by fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan, of Canaan, New Hampshire.

“I had no idea how cruddy my old hat was, until I put this one on…”

Hat-Hat-Hooray for Dartmouth Women’s Hockey!

I’ve never been much of a fan of spectator sports.  I don’t watch television, and I don’t really follow any major league teams.

And then, 4 years ago,  we moved to the Upper Valley of New Hampshire.  Since I could not (at the time) play hockey myself, we decided to take in a game at the local Thompson Arena, home of Dartmouth Women’s Hockey.

We were hooked!  Soon, my sweetie & I found ourselves eagerly awaiting home games, and felt our spirits rise and fall with the fate of our team.  Since Dartmouth’s program is one of the best in the country, we have enjoyed some top-notch hockey at Thompson Arena.

Fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan & Mom enjoy excellent women's ice hockey at Thompson Arena, in Hanover, NH.

Me & my Mom at Thompson Arena, Hanover NH, 2007.

Last week was no exception… even my mom, who isn’t much of a sports fan either, found herself clapping and cheering for our winning women, who are undefeated so far this year.

So, if you  have never been to a Dartmouth Women’s Hockey game, do yourself a favor and get over to Thompson Arena on November 23, when our ladies take on St. Lawrence.  Puck drops at 7 pm. 

See you there… I’ll be the one in the felt hat, knitting up a frenzy, just above the blue line.  Go Big Green!

(Well, that was sure fun!) And the Winner is…

Kathy Tefft, of the Dartmouth Athletics Department!  Tomorrow, you will receive a glossy set of 4 hat notecards, each with a different, freehand embroidery design.Detail of snowflakes, an original freehand embroidery design on Carrie Cahill Mulligan's art-to-wear llama and wool, knitted felt hat, 2005.  Thanks to everyone for dropping by my ArtWorks Virtual Reception… It was the busiest couple of days yet, here on this fledgling site.  I appreciate all the kind comments!Didn’t win?  Fear not!  This virtual reception was so fun, I intend to hold another next month for the 3rd Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Open Studio Tour.  Check back for details in the coming weeks…