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Fairy Tale Hat

Have you ever seen something on a blog that made you want to cast on right that very minute? Of course you have — we all have. It doesn’t happen to me very often but it did last week when I saw Cassie’s Gretel hat. I immediately purchased the pattern from Ysolda. Honestly, if I hadn’t been out sick for the previous three days I think I would have feigned an illness so that I could have gone home immediately and started knitting.

I held it together, though, and started Thursday night. I worked on it every spare moment (and there weren’t many considering I had to drop in at the paying job on Friday and the Christmas decorating and various social obligations) but I managed to finish it Sunday morning – just in time for our first snow fall.


Isn’t it adorable on her?


The yarn is something I bought ages ago at a yarn shop on Cape Cod. I can’t remember exactly where and I can’t remember exactly when but I it was at least 2 years ago. I had been saving it for something special and it worked out perfectly for this hat.


I love the color and the cable-y goodness.


The recipient is quite pleased with it, too. Even if she is a goof ball.

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  1. I can’t think of anything that wouldn’t be adorable on her.

    But the hat IS lovely. Great drape!

  2. Isn’t it wonderful when a hat and recipient are so well suited. Both are lovely. I am so tempted to knit one myself…

  3. It looks great! E just saw it and said she really likes that hat. Good thing since I bought the pattern yesterday to make it for her. 🙂

  4. Seriously – is there anything she doesn’t look cute in? No offense to the cuteness of the hat – of which there is plenty!

  5. Wow, that hat (and daughter) is darling. I love hats and usually look awful in them. But maybe that one would work…

  6. She could wear a burlap sack and still look great! But don’t tell her that, in case she wants to try it. 😉

    I think I’m going have to queue that hat now.

  7. How adorable is she in that hat? Lucky her! I end up looking like a doof in anything but a baseball hat. You did a great job, the blue really suits her. 😀

  8. Ah, but she’s YOUR goof ball. Another perfect knit for her! I wish my girls would embrace Hannah’s example when it comes to modeling handknits. Wanna trade for a week or two?

  9. Gorgeous hat! It looks stellar on the model, too.

    But I’m still chuckling over the “did you ever” phrase – like it doesn’t happen on a daily basis here!

  10. I felt exactly the same as you when I saw that hat….it is now on my list of winter to do’s. Ash would LOVE this hat!

    It is perfect for Hannah!!

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