– 10 – cream

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First pattern from the gorgeous Laine magazine.  (I got my copy from Ysolda btw)

It goes without saying that I didn’t have the exact same yarn that the pattern suggested so I had to improvise with my stash… bring on Manos del Uruguay ‘Silk Blend’ in a lovely ice grey.

I also had to adjust the gauge and go up a whole needle size or this would have turned out a grapefruit warmer instead of a hat.

Yes, my head is of average size.  In case you’re wondering.

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It also goes without saying that I got distracted during the first episode of the new series of Homeland (… they have a woman president in it… guess the election result took the screenwriters by surprise too!) and the body of the hat has a slouch that wasn’t present in the original pattern…

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Oops.

Oh well.

(Lilli the ferocious dog is patiently waiting to go for a walk.)

Will I wear it? oh yes.

Super warm and super soft it will be of great service during the 390587698540385768 hockey matches I’ll be attending this school term.

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Do you think I’m exaggerating?