The Replacement

I love the pattern for the 16 Sixteen Cable Hat by Circé Belles Boucles. And I mean LOVE at first sight atop a colleague’s head at work. What makes it so nice is the cabling is poofy and adds a bit of bulk to my otherwise child-sized, fine-haired head. I knew it would be a great hat for because the person wearing it has similar head issues.

Enter my husband’s youngest, but not smallest daughter. I may be just a little taller and wider than her, but with size 11 shoes and her father’s brain box, at 15 I doubt she’s done growing. She’s slender, but very muscular as well. And the hat? It looked perfect on her.

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Coming from Florida, she didn’t bring warm clothes and was constantly saying in the Puget Sound summer, “I’m cold!”, before she and my husband took off for a hike I placed the hat on her head and it looked great. Bye-bye hat. ☹

I had another skein of Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Azul Profundo, so I told myself I could make it again in a matter of hours and it is true I could, but it didn’t fit right. And I really missed that hat—which on chilly nights I would don before bed (though never have it in the AM).

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Malabrigo in Azul Profundo. I had the lighter colored one left after knitting the other hat

I followed the directions and finished in four hours flat. The only thing was when I was done it was a bit snug. That’s when I opened up the project on Ravelry and discovered I’d gone up one needle size from the pattern After a month of fighting it, trying to block it I tore it out and took the last few miles of my Eclipse Viewing trip to Oregon to make it a new. And now?

I have MY hat back.

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