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Finished Meret

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Here it is, albeit late:

I weaved in the two tails on the Meret, today.  It still needs washing and blocking (not sure how much I’ll block it), but here it is, fresh of the needles.

I tried it on to see how it fits me, for future reference.  It did turn out a little small for my tastes.  The brim fits, but it’s snug, and the body of the hat was much less loose and beret-like than I’d like.  I think it would work well for someone with a smaller head, though.  Maybe a child. 

If I were to make this pattern again (and I might) for an adult, I’d go up to the large size and work at least two extra repeats.  (This time, I worked one extra.  Without that, I think it would look very odd.  But then again, I don’t usually like tight/small hat styles.) 

Fit aside, I really enjoyed this pattern.  It’s just complicated enough to keep it from being boring– great for knitting while you listen to TV or an audiobook.  The new needles were great, too.  I think I’m liking these sharp tips! 

And here’s the finished hat (but not a very good photo of it, I’m afraid):

 I haven’t washed or blocked it, yet. 

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I’m Michael (a female Michael, to remove any doubt).  I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast with my husband, Donald, and our crazy American Eskimo Dogs. 

I love to fill my spare time with various crafts and other hobbies, and this blog is where I share photos, record my progress, and ramble endlessly.

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