a scruffy boy in a spiffy hat

I finished the hat for the boy. And despite grumbling, he allowed me to take a shot of him in it. Note that winter vacation officially began for him on Friday; shaving has gone by the wayside.

finished hat

Ultimately, I did it in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in a dark grey. The yarn is soft and delicious, the color deep and dark, and though he thought it was going to be too pointy, it’s perfectly round once stretched over his head. (Or is his head pointy!?)

So simple, and finally done. For a while earlier tonight I was convinced I wouldn’t have enough yarn, and was scrambling around the house looking for a similar weight yarn in a more contrasting color. I decided to just go with it, and see what happened. When I brought the yarn through the stitches at the top, I had literally six inches to work with. Phew!

finished hat

The color is better in this shot.

Post-Script: Why is it that while I posted this to the web, he went upstairs and showered and shaved? Please believe me when I say he cleans up far nicer than this shows! :)

3 Responses to a scruffy boy in a spiffy hat

  1. Lolly says:

    Oh yes, the no shave. I actually don’t mind it. Kris calls it “Oops, I am sexy” look ;) hehe

    Great hat – it must feel so soft with that yarn too!!

  2. Rachel says:

    What a nice, classic, manly hat!

    My husband has very little facial hair, so he thinks he can get away with skipping several shaving days in a row. However, when he does that the little facial hair he has makes him look really sketchy. He never appreciates my telling him this. Oh well. I just have to accept that people think I have a sketch husband.

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