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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Finished Hat

Tonight I finished The Purple Hat (for a second time). This time... it's actually a hat!

I learned the double-pointed needle trick which looks harder than it really is. Since the pattern for the hat called for it to be felted, I ended up knitting a whopping 14" on this thing. When it was done, it looked like a Dr. Seus "Cat in the Hat" hat.

But then I felted it in the washing machine. Felting is my new favorite thing! It turns a bumpy knitted piece into a smooth piece of wearable art. My poor girlfriend Karen suffered the indignity of putting a plastic bag over her head (no! not over her nose and mouth!) to try on this soaking wet thing to see if I had felted it to the correct size. Thanks Karen!

This is my first completed hat and I'm just tickled! I made the hat for Karen so once it's dry, I'll take a picture with her wearing it.


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