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February 28 2011
March 1 2011
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Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington
Regina General Hospital’s Neonatal Unit
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Caron Simply Soft Brites
315 yards in stash
February 27, 2011

2/28/11: I’m not sure what size this hat will be when finished because I’m using worsted weight yarn instead of fingering weight.

Using size 3 dpns, but I modified the pattern a little when I cast on.

Cast on 64 stitches (hat pattern gives sizes in multiples of 8) - 8 less than the preemie size (in fingering weight). I hope this will produce a newborn size.

Haven’t had a chance to work on the pattern yet - only just cast on.

3/1/11: Finished the hat this evening. I struggled with this hat and by no means was it any fault of the pattern. I even placed stitch markers to help keep me on track!

I had to frog and start over. I meant to cast on 64 but I can’t count and I cast on 68 - that number doesn’t compute for this pattern!!

Then after I finally got into the swing of things and started the swirl, my patterning was off. Oh crud. So I ripped back 3 rows and started that over.
Then, I kept messing up my stitch count. Grrr!! By ten I was sick of it all so I just made modifications when I made a mistake. The hat also turned out a little stiff because I used worsted, not fingering weight.

I think this could work for a preemie. And overall the hat is cute and I enjoy the swirl pattern.

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by Caron
100% Acrylic
315 yards / 170 grams

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  • Project created: March 1, 2011
  • Finished: March 1, 2011
  • Updated: May 16, 2011
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