Why can't I ever get my hats to stop expanding? I had to use decreases to turn this thing into a beret, or else put it on the 16-foot statue of Billie Penn on top of Philadelphia's City Hall!

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Comment by Dawn Blake on November 11, 2010 at 11:15am
I love the embellisment.
Comment by Debbie Posmontier on November 10, 2010 at 5:12pm
Love it, Donna! Your comment makes me think of the big Phillies hat they put on Billy Penn when the Phillies won the World Series!
Comment by Julia Dee on November 10, 2010 at 9:15am
Lovely hat Donna
Comment by Donna Radu on November 10, 2010 at 4:26am
Just one "P.S."...
Actually, you DON'T have to buy a whole bag. That particular color is available by the skein.
Comment by Donna Radu on November 10, 2010 at 4:14am
Ladies, thank you SO much for the laughs and the encouragement!

I, too, absolutely LOVED this yarn. It was a pleasure to work with such jewel-like colors. It's called Nashua Wooly Stripes - Color #01 and I found it on sale (68% off!) on Little Knits. It's still on sale today - I just checked. However, you have to buy a bag of 10 skeins. Here's a photo and the link to where it's featured:
http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=109


And here's some further info on the yarn from the website:
Fiber Content: 100% Wool (Rich colors that self-stripe, knit, crochet and felt beautifully)
Yardage: 88 Yards (80 meters) for each 50 gram skein
Gauge: 4-4.5 Stitches to an inch on U.S. size 8-9 needles (5-5.5 mm)
Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on November 10, 2010 at 2:56am
Donna I LOVE this hat. Once I stopped laughing, the image of a gaily adorned statue dancing through my head, I started sighing over the yarn. I loooove the colors. What is the name of the yarn? I hear you about turning things into berets...some days no matter what I do the yarn has a mind of it's own and the pattern is perfidious! I tend to stick to the KAS hat patterns, nice and simple for my simple mind, lol. This is gorgeous girl, it truly is.
Comment by Sue Gillman on November 9, 2010 at 7:27pm
I laughed at that my first hat turned in to a beret.too. But i really like yours! Actualy I haven't officially madea hat since but I have made 2 out of what were fronts for a GoOver 'Yes really!! there were too many colours blended for me to want to do the back. I'll get a pic up sometime soon.
Comment by Christine Johnson on November 9, 2010 at 3:03pm
You'll soon ge tthe hang of it - a few weeks ago you couldn't crochet at all and now look at you! It is beautiful yarn.
Comment by Beth on November 9, 2010 at 2:58pm
Gorgeous yarn you have used the colours are so beautiful!
Comment by Jana Benitez on November 9, 2010 at 1:49pm
I'm sure it will fit someone. :)

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