That’s how long the yellow hat sat on the coffee table waiting for the magic fairies to come weave in the ends and sew it up. The lazy things never showed up though so I had to do it myself. Pffft. That’ll teach me to knit stripes which have approximatey one billion ends to weave in.
Blocking would have improved its shape (also someone else knitting it would have improved its shape but oh well!) but it’s cute, it’s made for my future baby from it’s future mama (my first mama-made knit!) and well newborn babies don’t care what keeps their heads warm as long as it’s warm. So it’s a win. The blue one will be given to my old weight watchers walking partner who is due in June. And I will totally resist the urge to try photograph the yellow one on one of the cats in the meantime. Totally resistable. I haven’t put clothes on the cats for at least 5 months.