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Finished: Ross' London Beanie

One last Christmas FO to report! This one was done v. last minute (read: started and finished on the same day that I wrapped it up and gave it away). I had to employ my best trick for last minute knitting: casually knitting in front of the person it is intended for.

Ross Beanie.jpg

The Specs:
-Pattern: London Beanie, by Mark Thrailkill, modified a bit.
-Yarn: Rowan Magpie Aran, about 50g for entire hat.
-Needles: Size 7 circs.
-Started and finished on December 23.
-For: Ross for Christmas.

Notes: I forgot my size 7 dpns, so I had to knit the last crown decreases on an assortment of Boye interchangeable tips. This worked surprisingly well. Also, this would have been a great stashbusting gift if I didn't have enough of the two colors remaining to make 3 more hats.

Mods to the pattern: I changed the stripes. I changed the decreases for the crown. I wonder if this means that the hat has dual citizenship?


Woss in all his splendidness. Sorry ladies, he's taken.


Cute hat! I owe my bf another beanie too.. oh, the how list grows. Happy New Year!

The beanie looks great. Must've been amusing to knit it in front of the recipient! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Great hat :D I'm cursed when it comes to boy hats. I seem to be completely unable to make one that fits properly. It's a sickness really. :|

Anyway, happy new year :)

enjoyed your site. The baby is so adorable. I called my grandson 'punkin' too. also love you knitting