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Blue, blue hat

Oh….has it been this long since I've posted? Over two months? I can't believe it! A computer crash, camera problems, another international move, six family members felled one by one by winter colds…..it's been quite a hectic last few months. But here I am again.

I'll keep this brief for now, but want to share this hat – another one of those fun, gratifying, one-day projects I love so much.

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Anna is modeling the hat (and just like the toddler she is, she moves so quickly I can barely capture her on camera), but it's actually sized for a six or seven year old child. I made it for a friend's little girl, who is going through chemotherapy right now and needs something warm to wear on her head. She loves blue, blue in all shades but navy.

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I'd been looking for the perfect yarn for a few months now, and was thrilled to find this at a local yarn shop yesterday because it combines so many beautiful shades of blue. Cornflower blue, sky blue, even a bit of lavender. The yarn is Cascade Bulky Alpaca Paints – and I used less than one skein – casting on 60 stitches on a size 10 needle. Perfect project for these snowy snowy days!

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