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Accessorizing

Another 2-FO post today, in the name of catching up!

Earlier this year, I realized that I needed more hats, since half the ones I’ve made are no longer in my possession. Luckily, I have enough yarn stashed to make several more! Here’s my latest:

Pattern: Koolhaas by Jared Flood
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in Chocolate
Needles: US5 / 3.75mm and US6 / 4.0mm Clover circulars, US6 / 4.0mm Crystal Palace DPNs

I did 5 repeats of the main chart, rather than 4, because otherwise the hat wouldn’t have provided enough coverage! (Which would sort of defeat its purpose, don’t you think?) I love how it turned out, and think it’s cute and cozy. I’m almost tempted to make an identical one with the leftover yarn. Not quite, but almost.

There’s also a bit of cabling action in this next project, although not a ton:

Pattern: Windward Cowl by Miriam Felton
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in color 3064
Needles: US5 / 3.75mm Clover bamboo circulars

I added more pattern repeats to account for my finer gauge. I kind of wish I’d added a couple of more, but I do like the cowl as is. It was pretty fun to knit, too. I’m not totally sure how well the yarn will wear, but it’s so soft and warm and lovely.

Only problem is, I can’t actually wear either of these projects right now, since it’s been too darn hot. I’ll be glad to have these in late fall and winter, though!

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