Confession time (this will surprise none of you), I have never done any colour work before, because the very idea scares me. Well, let me tell you, I've done it now, and I'm now convinced anyone can do it!
A few words about this pattern--it is crazy off on size, which I learned the hard way. Even if your gauge matches, this hat will come out the size of a babies head. So I got all the way through the colour chart and then realized it didn't even fit my 5 year old. Sigh. Back to the beginning. The next time I CO 80 stitches, on my 8mm DPN's. It came out just a tiny bit too big, which is way better than infant sized. The hubby and I are debating whether it needs lined with some fleece or not, because that's a project I would like to try. Anyway, he's worn it quite a bit since I handed it over, and has decided he now needs Jayne's Hat as well. For those of you Firefly fans out there (you are awesome!!) that is the hat I thought he would choose in the first place.
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Pattern: Animal Cracker Hat
Wool: Sirdar Big Softie, 51% wool, 49% acrylic. I'm not a huge fan of this yarn, but it is soft and there are loads of colours available, so that was a bonus.
Needles: 8mm DPN's
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