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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Baa, Baa, Baa-ble

Baa-ble Hat, that is.  I don't know when I've seen a cuter hat pattern.  And lo, it's a free pattern that you can get by clicking here.
This gorgeous pattern is by Donna Smith - Pattern Photo
I made the one below using  avocado, off-white and navy Wool-Ease yarns.


It's been a while since I've done stranded knitting so I'm sure that shows, but it was a fun knit, anyways.

Food talk:  This was delicious; I cooked a small package, 8 ozs. of Baby Bella mushrooms for five minutes in 1/4 cup of grape flavored kombucha.   I normally fry mushrooms in butter, but this was a nice change.  Just a little kombucha gives mushrooms a wonderful flavor boost.

They're excellent for breakfast served with your favorite omelette and toast.

Carolina Wren wondering where all the black oil sunflower seeds went.
Looks like we're in for another round of winter for a few days.  Maybe I'll get to wear my hat.  Have a great week, y'all.  :)

Shared at:  The Art of Home-Making Mondays,  Our Simple Homestead  Blog Hop

49 comments:

  1. the wrens are always precious and pert! adorable hat!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! Yes, I love the little wrens, too.

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  2. The hats are adorable! Although we are not too fond of sheep right now... they keep escaping from our fencing. We have never had such sheep before! They are acting like goats!

    And the kombucha sauté... I have never heard of doing this before. Is it all vegetables or just mushrooms that it is good with?

    Hello Carolina Wren :)

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    1. Thank you, JES. Maybe those escape sheep are wolves in sheep's clothing? jk I've not used kombucha with any other vegetables except with a little oil for a salad dressing, which is okay. The only downside is heating does kill the flora, but a good way to use extra which I have right now.

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    2. Don't think we don't call them wolves in sheep's clothing right now! You should hear my frazzled hubby. I think we will be having a big BBQ soon...

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    3. We had a goat like that several years ago. She was beautiful for breeding but way too obstinate. We sold her down the river...

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    4. A sweet hat, and as always, delicious food. :-)

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  3. I love those hats, wish I could knit! Thanks for the recipe idea - looks delicious - and that little Carolina Wren is so cute.

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  4. Love your sheep hat!!! I knit...but don't think I could manage this hat. I need to live next door to you! :)

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    1. I wish you lived close, too, Deb! We'd have a great time knitting and going places. :)

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  5. I love the hats!! I want to make one. They look a little intimidating, but I am going to try :)

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    1. Sandra, I'm sure you could do the hat - your knitting is excellent.

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  6. You did an awesome job on that hat! It looks absolutely fabulous. Great design. I'm not really a fan of mushrooms, but your omelet dish looks very appetizing. Beautiful shot of the wren!

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  7. I do like the sheepy hat! But I don't know what kombucha is?

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    1. Hi Elizabethd, Kombucha is a wonderful healthy drink that you can get about anywhere now. It's health benefits are many, including repairing joints.

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  8. Hello, I love the cute hat, the sheep are adorable. The omlet looks yummy, I have never heard of kombucha? The wren is adorable, great shot. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Happy Thursday to you, as well. :)

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  9. I have that hat pattern bookmarked too! Yours is adorable. It's good to know that Wool-Ease works for it, have a lot of that yarn lying around.

    Great idea n the mushrooms. I'll have to give it a try when I make mushroom lasagna later this week. It's always a good day when you post on your blog!

    Hugs
    Jane

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    1. Jane, I'm sure you'll do a better job than I did when you knit Baa-ble. I hurried through it. Kombucha gives mushrooms depth that we love. :)

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  10. Oh, dear Toni! How adorable is the hat you made...I do admire those who do stranded knitting...it is something I have yet to try! My knitting are not what they ought to be, I am afraid! The sheep are too sweet! And hmm...I can smell the lovely mushrooms...so different to cook them in kombucha! Sure they were delicious! Have a blessed week further...much love...

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  11. I adore those sheep thanks for the pattern-I need to find someone to make me one of these

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    1. Hi Kathy! Hope you can find someone to make the hat. I love mine.

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  12. Sweet friend, I am in love with your hat! The sheep are ever so cute and the colors you used are perfect :)

    It's always a joy to visit you, dear one. Enjoy your day! Love and hugs!

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  13. Those hats are absolutely gorgeous! I love the sheeps on them so sweet. Also love the colors you choose. The mushrooms look delicious and last photo is amazing, love little birds so much!
    Enjoy your end off week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  14. What an adorable hat! I love the little lambies! Have a blessed evening.

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    1. Thank you, Melanie, You have a blessed evening, too.

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  15. That hat pattern is the sweetest! My Spanish blogging feed has been full of Baa Baas all winter and now yours. Didn't expect that! Looks like I'll have to knit one even if I never get the chance to wear it later! ;-)

    Breakfast at your place looks very nutritive. I'm ashamed to share mine but will take note of yours as a first step to start gaining weight.

    Stay warm and enjoy your new hat!
    Love

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    1. Thank you, Alhana! So, you finally caught the Baa Baa fever; it's very contagious. Our breakfast has to be lots of protein as Goodman cannot eat a lot of carbohydrates. :( I love a good bowl of cereal from the store, but don't buy it because then he would want it, also. And that's why we are no longer thin, too.

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  16. Your hat is truly so wonderful, my darling Toni, I'm in love with it, and I'm in love with Carolina Wren too !
    Thank you for this so lovely post, my dearest one,
    sending dear, big hugs to you, with love and gratitude
    Dany

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  17. Darling!! I have never learned to knit much less crochet - so I treasure all of this sort of stuff and stand amazed!!

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  18. Mmmm mmmmm...I adore mushrooms and these do look quite tasty indeed. I'm even considering growing some of my own! and your sweet little knitted caps are just wonderful. So cute!

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  19. Those mushrooms look amazing. Where did you find grape kombucha? Or do you make it? I have wanted to learn to make kombucha. And to knit, for that matter! lol. Very cute hat!

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  20. I'm with you - the most adorable hat pattern ever.
    Amalia
    xo

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  21. Lovely blog! thanks for sharing....blessings.

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  22. I'm suddenly seeing this adorable hat everywhere! I must knit one eventually :-) I have to honestly say, I like the colors you've done yours in the very best so far!!!
    And you've inspired me on lunch for today.... I have some lovely Baby Bella's in my fridge...
    Happy Day to You Friend,
    Danette

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  23. ✿‿⎠
    O que mais gostei foi dos cogumelos... que delícia!!!

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ╰✿╯

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  24. those hats are absolutley amazing.love the little lambs.your food look
    delicious.
    have a nice week,
    hugs regina

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  25. I have a quilter friend that also knits and made that hat. It is sooo darn cute. I don't knit so really appreciate the fact that you do and the end result is really the cutest hat I have seen. mushrooms and omelets look yummy. Come visit sunny San Diego-you can use our guest room and cook us breakfast!

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  26. I love your hat. The colors are so pretty. I sure wish I could knit. Your food looks delicious. Have a great weekend.

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  27. cute hat ! put it on my list !

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  28. That hat is so stinkin' cute!!! I love the sheep on it. Love, mushrooms, too. I bet I would like that dish. Thanks for popping by my blog to say, hi! Blessings, Jackie

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  29. I've missed visiting with you Toni! The hat you knitted is as cute as can be. I've had that pattern saved for a while on my computer but haven't had time to make it yet. It doesn't appear you had any problem with stranded work. I think it looks perfect. As do the mushrooms. I love them with breakfast. The wren is so precious. To me, there is just no better way to enjoy some rest while watching birds.

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