January 15

Well, I grabbed another ball of the Mandala in Spirit and I’m ready to tackle a hat to match Xander’s new scarf. I’m kind of afraid of it not matching the scarf. I looked through several balls to find one that had more of the colors that are in the scarf. All the remaining balls had a lot of the turquoise color that showed up as only two stripes in the scarf. We’ll see how it goes.

I will be using a pattern called the Boyfriend Beanie.

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January 15 – Afternoon

The hat was coming out really large and airy. One day I’ll learn to check gauge before knitting the project. 😉 The pattern calls for a size 8 circular. After a couple attempts, I was down to a size 6. Much better!

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This pattern is so easy! It’s really just a 3×2 ribbing until it’s time to decrease. This would be great for mindless knitting projects and ideal for charity hats. You could whip them out by the dozens!

January 16

Well, it took me a bit longer than the five hours it took the designer, but I’m done! Xander was asleep when I finished and I was tempted to wake him up to try it on… but I’m not that crazy. 😛

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My fears of that hat not matching were unfounded. It only took about half of the ball of yarn, so I never even got to the turquoise section. I think I’ll use what’s left to make another hat. I thought of making matching mittens, but I don’t think this yarn would work well for that.

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