As a thank you for buying my ticket I decided to make Andrea a hat to go with the shawl I made for her last year. The only problem was that the shawl was in lace weight and Knit Picks does not make that particular color in any other yarn. Thanks to a Ravelry de-stash I was able to score two skeins and decided to knit with two strands held together. All that was left was to pick a pattern, which took a while but I finally settled on Springtime in Philadelphia, as I had always liked the pattern and it used a light fingering weight.
Elphaba Beret in Knit Picks Shadow, Midnight Heather
I only used about half of each skein. The entire hat is knit on size US 2, 2.75mm needles as I do not own US 0s. To make up for that I decreased the stitch count when I got to the ribbing and knit it all through the back loop to make it a little tighter. The color is really hard to photograph, but I love it. It hints at all the colors in Elphaba's black dress.
Our Glinda was played by Tiffany Haas, and we were honored enough to be at Anna Eilinsfeld's debut performance as Elphaba. It was a really fun night and I'm glad that even though Andrea's seen it now five times she will still let me drag her to lotto for tickets this weekend before the tour leaves town. Maybe I can talk her into wearing the hat again.
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