The Japanese word for the 20th day of the month is ‘hatsuka’. It’s tricky to remember because it’s an irregular pronunciation of characters that would logically be read ‘nijuunichi’.
I help kids remember it by miming taking off a top hat.
I will be too busy to knit tomorrow (actually I intend to work my limbs off today so that I can take tomorrow night off to see one of my favourite bands, Teleman). So I spent yesterday making a hat for ‘hatsuka’.
I have lots of bright yarn in rainbow colours left from my blanket project, so I’m trying to use some of that up. Could have done with a chunky DK really, but as it’s my first time making a woolly hat, I’m pretty proud of the results. Here is the pattern.