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Fabulous Boy-Friend Hat
The Boyfriend Hat by Purl Soho
Knitting
Herr Fabulous
men's large
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
The Wool Box Merino D'Arles
522 yards in stash
2.5 skeins = 290.0 yards (265.2 meters), 125 grams
Natural/Undyed
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November 10, 2014
Notes

Update on fit: gave it to my friend and he is super happy both with the fit and the softness of the yarn. He even did the ‘ride the bike with a hat on and get sweaty test’ to see if the wool would irritate his skin and had no problem with this wool. I’m very happy too - now on to the matching scarf!

Super easy, love the yarn (so soft!), hat can be worn 3 ways and looks cool in all of them. Will update for the fit but the prognosis seems good as it is really, really stretchy!

Going to make a scarf/muffler to match.

gauge = 7.5 st x 8 rows per 1” unstretched creates a firm hand

cast on 160 for head circumference of 59.5 cm / 23.5” as pattern indicates a comfortable ‘stretch factor’ of appx. 5”. As my gauge is slightly larger, I’m following the instructions for 160 stitches, however, since the person wearing the hat has a larger crown, I’m going to knit 9” before beginning the decreases so that I’m sure it’s long enough to have a deep enough ‘cuff’ around the bottom.

Beautifully soft and super springy, the wool is a pleasure to knit with and it makes a great pair with the design. It took one skein to knit 4.5 inches

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December 4 2014
December 22 2014
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by The Wool Box
Worsted
100% Merino
116 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: December 4, 2014
  • Finished: December 22, 2014
  • Updated: January 31, 2015
  • Progress updates: 7 updates