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Old 01-13-2006, 03:23 PM   #1
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FO - my first double hat
This was truly a labor of love because I might have tossed it had it been for just me. :rollseyes: Okay, not really. I was frustrated with how tight the stockinette gets when working in the round. It was worse on the Denise needles and I had to stop and move the yarn around every 6 or 7 stitches which really slows the whole process.

BTW...I made it out of WOTA and I think that was part of the problem. It's not a soft, smooth yarn. This whole thing might have gone easier with a better yarn. I nearly ran out of the blue so I had to put an extra stripe on one side.

That being said...it was easy to do once I figure it all out and it makes a nice warm hat! I didn't take a pic with them separated, but here are the two hats. My DH loves it!
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Old 01-13-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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Wow, great colors, they are very pretty. Is WOTA scratchy?
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Old 01-13-2006, 04:50 PM   #3
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I like it!!!
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:31 PM   #4
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Thanks!

Bonnie: WOTA is 100% wool and it's not real soft. It's great for felting, but my DH isn't sensitive to wool at all and he wanted a hat made out of it. I wouldn't wear it next to my skin at all as I'm very sensitive.
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:48 PM   #5
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OK, thanks. I think I'm just going to have to order some and check it out
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:58 PM   #6
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awesome--I love the colors--I need to try one of these hats!
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Old 01-13-2006, 06:11 PM   #7
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Looks great! I love your choice of colors!
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Old 01-13-2006, 07:33 PM   #8
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Thanks! You are not going to believe this... I just found TWO more skeins of the blue in the bottom of my bin! I did NOT need to add that extra green stripe! ARgggg!!
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Old 01-13-2006, 07:38 PM   #9
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Very nice hat. I'm sure you husband is going to love wearing it. ~ I agree about the WOTA being too scratchy for anyone with sensitive skin.
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Old 01-13-2006, 09:22 PM   #10
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Looks great! With the Denises, I often find that I use a smaller circ length than recommended in the pattern, and it helps me.
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