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Friday, April 12, 2024

One-of-a-Kind, Andean Style Hat Sold!

The story of Grace's Andean style hats 

My dear friend, Grace Murray knit over 400 hats and gave them all away to friends and to local  organizations. 

It all started with a trip one weekend to a yarn store in Maine where she bought a book with a knit hat on the cover. The book told the story of the author's travels and of collecting the knit designs on the Andes. The next weekend she went back to the store in Maine and bought enough yarn for one hat. Shortly after that she and her husband, David were on their sailboat, stuck in the fog in a harbor in Maine where Dave read the instructions as Grace knit the edging for her first hat. She was hooked. Dave helped Grace layout different patterns for special hats depicting a sailboat or another design personalizing many of the following hats.

When Grace could no longer knit she gave me her patterns, the book that started it all and the left over yarn. In her memory I started to knit my version of the Andean hat. All were sold at the Annisquam Arts and Crafts Show or the Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair.

The sailboat hat was custom made for a member of the Annisquam Village as a result of the Auction shown in the video.

 AA&CS Auction of Hat

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