Beret for Eddie - Coffee

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Size (not stretched): 11 inches high laying on its side; 8 inches high; band 17 inches around (stretches to 23+ inches); 11.5 inches across the top circle
Colors: Coffee (Red Heart Classic)
Pattern: Beret With Waves (without the waves)
Book: Headline USA - Leaflet 87H54- Designs by Deborah Levy-Hamburg - Copyright 1991 - Annie's Attic
Hook: H
Date: October 2004

Last weekend after completing the ski caps and scarves for Eddie's boys, I started a beret for her...and finished the hat itself but struggled with the directions for the waves. During the week, I started and pulled it out 4 times before finally figuring out what the somewhat vague directions meant! I finished the waves Friday night and pinned them to the hat to see how they looked before sewing them on.

Um, not good. The waves are too big and stiff for the beret. Bill said they made the hat look like a Christopher Columbus hat! And, it did! So, I unpinned the waves and decided to just leave them off. If I try it again on another beret, it'll be with a smaller crochet hook so the waves aren't so bulky.

Eddie and I had coffee this morning at her place. She and the boys were surprised by the hats and scarves! I also brought the waves (not attached to the hat) which Alex enjoyed playing with. So, all is good! The ski caps, of course, did not fit! We measured each child's head with a tape measure I'd brought with me: 20 inches around for each! Mom's head is about 22 inches and dad's is 24 inches. So, they're a big-headed family!! I'll be remaking the kids' hats.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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