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The Knitwit Papers, Chapter XXII: A Guy's Wool Hat

Date Begun: 12/15/2008
Date Completed: 12/19/2008
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Grey Heather
Needles: US6 Circular (metal)
US6 DPN (metal)
Source: New York Hat & Scarf from I Live On a Farm
The Story:
Well, this one started out as something for me. And ended up being definitely not for me. Lulu gets a walk every evening. It's usually a good solid 2 miles and ever since roughly October, that walk has been C-O-L-D. For the most part, I've been fine just wrapping up in my big coat and wearing some gloves, but I realized at some point that my hair just wasn't keeping my ears warm enough and that I didn't actually own any sort of warm head covering thing. Thus began my quest for the perfect dog walking hat. This was the first attempt.

You'll notice from the dates that this one went very, very fast and happened right before Christmas. I cast on a couple days before we left on our Christmas cruise and bound off as our plane touched down in Texas. And the very first time I tried on my shiny new wool hat, it swallowed my poor little head whole. <sadness> Turns out my sister and I have the same problem - tiny noggins. Also turns out our brother was the proud recipient of all the noggin-ness in the family. So I presented him with his very own shiny new wool hat. I liked it a lot - very warm and super stretchy - but it just wasn't the right size for me.

And then we all went home before I was able to get any pictures of him modeling his hat and had to call him up for some photos. So the pictures on this one came from my brother, who is also a very talented photographer.

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