Dec 26, 2011

off the needles: James' Hat

pattern: Bella's Eclipse Hat, by Rachel Bearse
yarn: stash wool
needles: size US 8 / 5.0 mm 16" circular needles

On Friday my husband called. His best friend James is in town from Spain and was going to swing by in the afternoon for a visit. And of course I had completely forgotten to make him something or even get him something from the store!

So I jumped onto Ravelry, found a hat I had made before and knew I could whip up fast, and got to work. Within four hours, I had this hat wrapped up and ready to go!

I made one modification - before the decreases I added a few rows to make the hat a bit longer; the pattern calls for a beanie that would fit a woman, and I wanted to be sure the hat would fit him well.

It looked like James loved his hat, and it fit like a charm!


  1. 4 hours! You give me hope!
    Lovely hat, very thoughtful of you to last minute gift it.