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A Husband's Boyfriend Hat

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December 2013
February 18 2014
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A Husband's Boyfriend Hat
Boyfriend Hat by Stephanie Nicole Bennet
Adaptation of standard size
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
DK (11 wpi)
1 skein = 230.0 yards (210.3 meters), 100 grams
1965 - jade/royal/forest/denim
Meadow Yarn

Mt first knit for John……..the wool-phobe. I hunted high and low to find a yarn that I was sure he wouldn’t find itchy (well, hoped rather than sure!). Araucania Puelo 100% Llama seemed a good choice especially since he loved the variegated colour. And, thankfully, he does love it and it isn’t irritating his sensitive skin.

I used 6mm circulars and dpn as they were what I had to hand. First attempt turned out too big so I played around and settled on 70 stitches cast on with the yarn knit double thickness. This made the hat much more cosy and gave the chunky look I wanted. I also knit until 7” tall before decreasing (rather than 5.5”) as John wanted his ears well covered.

Lovely knit for a relative beginner like me, and quick and simple enough that I could feel confident in playing around with sizes etc. Very happy

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December 2013
February 18 2014
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