It’s hot. I mean *really* hot. Crazy, summer hot. Crazy, summer, no bedsheets needed, window open all night hot. Masha’allah.
It’s making working the allotment a bit harder (um, and sweatier…). See those stones around the garlic shoots? Yeah, well we’re all agreed down at our site that it must have been a river bed way back when because you can’t move for them. And also? oh we have clay soil – which is too hard to work when wet and impossible to dig when sun baked.
But never mind. We persevere in stages.
To help the work along Mama concluded that working in hijab only was giving her brain damage in this sun and a hat was needed.
This Amy Butler pattern has been waiting for over a year to be made, but one afternoon last weekend this simple sun hat was whipped up to provide much needed (and very appreciated!) shade as I worked our little bit of land.
I don’t really care that it is imperfectly sewn, and that I was too lazy to iron the seams along the way, the simple fact is that the hat works and makes my life a whole lot easier.
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