Feeling a little patriotic today as I've finally finished my nephew's maple leaf hat. Isn't it cute?
I'm trying to figure out how best to block it and have found that this configuration gives the right shape but I have to weigh down the ear flaps to keep them from curling up. Yes, those are fancy bull-nose clips on the flaps!
This pattern is a modification of the one in Weekend Knitting. I took out several rows of colour and added the band of maple leafs instead of hearts or stars. Plus I knitted it on dpn's as opposed to a straight set with a seam up the back.
On to the next project that needs finishing. Happy weekend knitting! M
The Painted Stranger
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