Pattern: Pauline by Kristen Hanley Cardozo
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted, in Velvet Grapes (approx. 70 yards of the single skein used was leftover after completion.
Needles:  US 7, 4.5 mm
Size: L/XL
Notes:
Pauline is a pretty, yet simple knit bonnet.  While it is not a complicated kit, it’s construction is interesting, and it did not leave me bored.  The main portion of the bonnet was knit during a long afternoon, the remaining embellishment worked in spare moments during the following days.  I found it difficult to find a round surface the correct size to block the bonnet on, but it was eventually accomplished.  The embellishment was blocked flat, then added to the hat.  It has since curled up, and it may become necessary to sew the embellishment down in additional places.

The hat is very comfortable and warm.  It’s low sides cover my ears, keeping them far warmer than traditional beanie hats.  In addition the Malabrigo is extremely soft, and a joy to have next to the skin.

In conclusion, I would heartily recommend this pattern.

I have several other FOs awaiting their own posts, so you are likely to see a few more posts of this type in the future.

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