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Make Me! - Two Hour Hat in Pixie Dust Mini

Mia’s girlfriend Sorcha had a birthday this past Saturday.  Since I wasn’t paying any attention to the birthday party schedule, there was no gift..not one..not anywhere. 

This is when being a knitter is so super useful! 

Presenting:  Ice Skating Cap by Fancy Tiger Crafts

Knit with one skein Knit Collage Pixie Dust Mini

US 10.5 - 16” circular & DPNs or 32” or longer US 10.5 for magic loop method

I started this in the shop prior to opening at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.  By 2:00 p.m. it was finished!  The knitting took only two hours — I was helping lovely customers in between. 

Mia seemed lukewarm to the idea of my making Sorcha a hat for a gift.  That is, until I got it home, and she changed her mind completely.  Mia’s asked me to make her one in the Crystal Avalanche color with a few stripes of Valentine (shown) to use up leftovers from Sorcha’s hat.

I added the braided strings myself by cutting six strands, 32” long each and attaching three to each earflap.   I braided the strands, knotted the bottoms, and voila — a hat a kid won’t remove even in summer in L.A.

Maybe it’s time to start with holiday gifts.  A one skein hat in a few hours that looks this great is a thing to behold. 


Kits for this project are available here

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