here), using a 16" size 7 circular needle and a set of size 7 double-pointed needles. I actually made this hat out of a variegated acrylic yarn in the spring as one of my first, practice knitting projects. It actually worked (a boost to the new knitter), but I made it a little small. I liked the pattern, though, with the swirl design, and ordered the wool yarn with this hat in mind. Foghorn saw the finished product this week and immediately said, "Can you make one for me?" Well, it so happened I still had that acrylic one from the spring that was a wee bit too small and was of a similar variegated gray color. She's thrilled. I think my husband is planning how to hide when my daughter and I go out in our matching hats. We already harass him with our 1970s-patterned matching pajamas.
here). Again, I used size 8 needles and cast on 38 stitches (making it about 8-1/2" wide). In total I had about 550 yards of the Roving Acres yarn, so I made the hat first and then just worked on the scarf until I ran out of yarn. After making the scarf for my mother I was totally in love with the waffle-y texture and had to the do a duplicate for myself.
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