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FO: Felicity in green

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This project was supposed to be my WIP-tastic post yesterday, but it wasn’t a WIP for very long and since last week’s projects pretty much progressed at a glacial pace I had no WIPs to show you.

Here is my latest contribution to the Amiras Hats and Scarves for Afghanistan campaign.

I started the hat at home, before leaving for the monthly meeting with the Dubai Amiras, casting on while I waited for the husband to finish hanging out the laundry. What? Your husband doesn’t do that? Huh. Anyway…notice the cute wee turtle stitchmarker I got from the Mystery Club set from Fripperies & Bibbelots.

This pattern is dead easy and fun. You knit and knit and knit until you get to a certain height and then you do some increases to give the hat that slouchy look. Then you knit a few more rows.  And then you start decreasing to finish off the hat. Silly me didn’t read the instructions and assumed you decrease the crown as normal so I had a flatter top than I would have. I love those spiral crowns anyway.

And did I tell you I made this hat in under 6 hours? Yes, I did! I surprised myself with that. But to be fair, I was with the Amiras with a stockinette project on medium-sized needles and yummy Cascade yarn on hand so it didn’t feel like hard work. I loved it so much that I started another hat soon after. That one is not finished yet but will be soon as we have to send in the hats tomorrow evening.

Project: Quickie (Raveled!)
Pattern: Felicity by Wanette Clyde (free pattern, woohoo!)
Yarn: Cascade 220 in Country Green
Needle: US 6/4.0 mm, US 8/5.0 mm
Made on: 2 Nov 2012

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2 responses

  1. Really pretty green. Yes, I noticed that cute little stitch marker. You make me long for the days when my husband used to do all the laundry at the laundromat. He would leave for about 1 1/2 hours, then come home with a couple of giant black bags (he looked like Santa carrying his sack). Then I would have to conveniently have to go to bed and he would fold all the clothes =;) Ahh, those were the days….cute hat!!

  2. Great looking hat and what a fantastic cause! This is going to be truly cherished by someone.

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