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Slouchy Belugah Hat – Complete!

I finally have some pictures to share of the Slouchy Belugah Hat I made for my sister-in-law.

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Slouchy Belugah Hat

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Malabrigo Rios in "Candombe"

I used size 6 and 10 needles and Malabrigo Rios in the “Candombe” colorway. I’m not as in love with this colorway now that it’s knit up and not in hank form. I think I’ll stick to tonals from now on.

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Please note that the above shots were taken just a few minutes ago, about 36 hours after my wisdom tooth extraction. That’s why I have a fat lip and a stupid, puffy smile on my face.  🙂

I wish I could have taken better pictures, but daylight has been waning, and my (reluctant) photographer is only available at night. I think you can get the gist from these, pictures, though.

Raveled here.


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Bright Belugah Slouchy Hat – First Progress Report

I finished my sister-in-law’s Christmas hat yesterday, and I love it so much that I chose to make one for myself. I’m making a few mods this time, namely using size 7 needles instead of size 6 for the brim, and I’m contemplating knitting mine an inch shorter. I’m not totally sold on shortening the length, though.

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I love, love, LOVE this Malabrigo Rios yarn. It is absolutely delightful. So soft, so squishy, so perfect! This hat is being knit in the “Sunset” colorway. I’ve recently developed a taste for bright colors. 🙂

I do have a complaint, though. I’ve encountered one actual knot and FOUR sections of completely unspun yarn that warranted cutting. And as you can see, I’m not very far into the hank. There were even more thick, unspun sections, but I knit them into the hat. The same problem was present in the hank I used for my sister-in-law’s hat, although it was much less severe. I will now be thinking twice before I purchase this yarn again. I have one more hank waiting to become a hat, and I hope it restores my faith in Rios.


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Slouchy Belugah Hat – First Progress Report

Christmas knitting is well underway! Today I started knitting a hat for my sister-in-law. I chose Malabrigo Rios in the “Candombe” colorway, which is a mix of blue, green, yellow, purple, and brown. I’m not a huge fan of variegated yarn, but this colorway piqued my interest, and I was told the recipient likes multicolored stuff.

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The yarn is super soft, and it’s superwash, which is fantastic! I feel bad giving non-knitters things with special laundering instructions. I don’t like saddling unsuspecting people with an object that requires too much work to keep clean. Knitters, however, are fair game. 🙂

A bit of pooling has appeared on the brim, which I loath. I hate pooling. That’s part of the reason I dislike variegated yarns. I hope that the body of the hat breaks up the colors a bit more.