It's really hard to photograph a hat without including your face.
The irony that 'selfie' has today been named as the Oxford English Dictionaries' word of the year is not lost on me.
It's Vanessa's fault! As soon as I saw her looking so adorable in her woolly red hat, I wanted my very own.
Impatient as ever, I picked up my hook and made it up as I went along! I wanted a sort of slouchy affair which I decided would be more forgiving than anything too styled. I started by crocheting a circle and, when it reached approximately six inches in diameter, I continued my rounds without increasing.
It won't win any prizes for hat design but it's deliciously cosy. Given the sudden drop in temperatures today, that suits me just fine.
Ugh! I need a haircut!