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Pattern: Esme by Amy Pickard
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool in coffee, left over from owls.
Needles: US 10/6 mm, which I did not realize until just this moment is a needle size UP from the pattern rather than DOWN, as I originally thought. Fail.
Modifications: Tightened the brim a bit, probably lengthened the bit before the decreases. Mostly, I knit as is.

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I think this hat came out quite nice. Despite my fuck-up with gauge, the hat fits and (provided I arrange my hair just right) actually looks kind of cute on me. I like it, and I will actually wear it out as the temperature drops but isn’t quite fuck-appearances-I-just-want-warm-ears cold. It’s a fall hat. Lovely. AND I used up one of the two balls of Cascade Eco I had left over from owls. I have another large one, and I’m not sure what I’ll do with that (felted slippers, maybe). But stash busting is always good in my book, especially when it results in hats. : )

Coming up: A sewing thing. Probably some knitting things (I just started a vest) and maybe another (better) surprise later along the way. Stay tuned!

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