Handsome Otis models an ice-cream sundae hat

He’s not particularly fond of ice-cream, but nevertheless, poor Otis found himself coerced into modelling my spool-knitted “ice-cream sundae hat.”
Much to Otis’s dismay, I recently felt an urge to try some spool knitting, or as we used to call it when we were kids, “corking.”

I can remember my best friend and I learning to cork using old wooden thread spools with four nails hammered into the tops of each. Today’s spool knitters are much fancier, not that the results are any better than what we got from those old wooden spools!I had a collection of bits and pieces of old yarn ends, so I corked a long cord, then wound it around and hand-sewed it together to create the “sundae.”
Next, I used some red yarn to make a pompom: the cherry on top.
It is Otis’s plea that I refrain from using him to model any more yarn fashions.

“Get this @#%$!!! hat OFF me!”

Otis likes to keep a close eye on Backyard Bunny

He has suggested that, instead, I consider using his good friend, Backyard Bunny, as my model—that is, if I am ever able to catch him!



  1. May 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    omg he looks too cute in that hat! Love it! We found you on Tummy Rub Tuesday! catchatwithcarenandcody


  2. TheViewFromHere said,

    May 20, 2017 at 2:07 am

    He’s a good cat that lets you put that hat on him and sits still for you to photograph him. I would never be able to do that to any of my two cats.

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    • May 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      I can’t do it to him either! The second I move my hand away, he starts fighting to get it off.
      I have to take my photos really quickly! 🙂


  3. May 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    What a great hat! Having ice cream on your head in the summertime should feel quite lovely. There is a wooden thread spool in the sewing basket I have with four nails in it. I vaguely remember yarn ropes. Aren’t bunnies some kind of rodent?

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