I finish my second road trip scarf and make progress on the caramel seafarer’s cap

Today I had more errands and house work to do than I would have liked, but at some point in the mid-afternoon, I had done all that I could do, and I set aside my dust rags, brooms, and vacuum and sat down with my two current projects: a second road trip scarf and a caramel seafarer’s cap.

First up was my second “Road Trip” scarf. The body of this worked up very fast, and it has a lovely drape, but the details that really make it special and personalize any given scarf do not come to me quickly, and so today, I spread out it out on a table in my freshly vacuumed home and arranged the flowers.

In less than an hours time, I had them all secured, and so I stepped outside into some lovely late afternoon — which comes much earlier now — light and got this photo:

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My second road trip scarf, tricked out and ready to wear

With the “Road Trip” scarf now ready to wear, I turned my attention to my current Seafarer Cap project. The brim of the hat (which is worn turned up) is composed of 4 rows of slip stitch for every one row of half-double crochet which makes for a wonderfully snug and comfortably fitting hat.

It also makes for some s-l-o-w crochet, so while I made progress, I am not yet done:

caramel seafarer's crochet cap
Progress on the caramel colored seafarer’s cap

I plan on making several more of these hats because I know that with winter nearing they will get used, and with my munificent stash, I have plenty of colors to choose from and I should be able to make a rainbow of hats so that there are enough for anyone who needs one.