Knits | The Darcy Hat

Friday, 5 June 2015







It's a recurring joke around my circle of friends that I'm just a grandmother stuck in a seventeen year old body. Always knitting a hat or a scarf, or some weird item to give or keep. In May, I decided to venture into something I have never done before. Design my own hat pattern.

"No, Bash. It is not cool to develop your own knitting pattern based on a fictional character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe...It's just dorky, and a little sad." Said my good friends.

Well, jokes on them because the hat came out pretty darn cute.




I was inspired to make this hat by Kat Dennings' character, Darcy Lewis. She wore this beautiful maroon hat in Thor: The Dark World, and looked easy to make. A wide ribbed hat, with an easy-to-learn stitch. To my dismay, no knitting patterns came along that looked even remotely similar. 

Thus, I tried my hand at designing a pattern based on the hat. After months of swatches, finding the perfect yarn, and looking at the details, I thought I found the winning formula. Sort of.

To compare, this is Darcy's hat in question.


It's obvious my design is not an exact replica. The one she wore is lighter, the ribbing is smaller and that might not even be a herringbone stitch, but it doesn't matter. I still love my finished product. 

I may type up the instructions if I remember them and if knitters want it. For now, I'll continue being proud of my first design. It is simple knitting pattern. Wide ribbing with the herringbone stitch ending with a square bind-off. While it sounds technical and confusing, it's just grandmother code for 'easy peasy lemon squeezy.' 

So what do you think about the hat? Does it look like Darcy Lewis' beanie at all? Whether you're a knitter or a non-knitter, I'd still love to know your thoughts!

135 comments

  1. This looks so lovely and quite similar to the original. I personally find it super cool that you knit hahaha you should teach us all :p

    Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. You look stunning! The hat suits you so well!

    Jenan
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  3. you look great with this red hat!giulia
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  4. It totally looks like her hat! Also, the Thor movies are pretty freaking amazing and I love that you DIYed part of them!

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    1. To be fully honest, Bash! I really love yours more! Why? Because the detail work of yours is more intersting and it's a unique individual piece of knit! Beautiful design! What about an etsy shop, sweetie! ;)

      xxx Ira
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  5. This is seriously the perfect beanie.
    xo Annie
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  6. wow ;) hat looking gorgeous! :) i love this colour, but unfortunately im blonde :( so it's not so good colour for me :)
    wish u great weekend!
    Vivi
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  7. Cute :)

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  8. Very cute hat, you look great!

    I have a new post on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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  9. Gorgeous hat and gorgeous lady! And honestly, your hat is pretty close to the original. :)

    <3 Trou
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  10. Impressive! I actually prefer yours over the inspiration!

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  11. So wishing I could knit. The hat is super adorable!

    May x | THE MAYDEN

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  12. Wow, your hat looks fantastic! I can knit maybe 20 lines and then drop a stitch or 3. I think impressed is an understatement.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  13. Hello,

    Very nice ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

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  14. This is sooo cute and I actually prefer your version!

    Aisling | aisybee.

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  15. Great hat! Love the color too what a standout piece! :) xo~ Lena
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  16. That hat is HELLA cute and I love Darcy. She's probably one of my favourite characters!

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  17. I lovely, you look so cute with a beanie! I used to knit before my second baby was born, now I get used my free time to blog!!
    You are really good a knitting! love this beanie. x
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  18. You look lovely! It's amazing! Well done!
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    xx

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  19. I agree, such a cute hat! It actually looks really similar to your inspiration to great job!

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    Sarah

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  20. The hat is so cute! Loving the colour. And it really suit you. :)
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  21. You look great in it, and the shade of red is perfect!

    besos,
    M
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  22. I like these pics :)
    nice hat!

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  23. Lovely *-*
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  24. Freaking love this. I think you got it pretty spot on girl!x

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  25. I'm a teenager who knits too! It's sort of a thing that I use to keep calm around exams. I love your hat- if anything, it looks better than the real one :)
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  26. aww pretty! the color's really flattering on you as well :)

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  27. This is absolutely adorable! Wish I could knit, such a talent :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  28. This is absolutely adorable! Wish I could knit, such a talent :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  29. Hehehe seriously jokes on them! The hat turned out SO good!

    Tina
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  30. amazing, it looks just like it but you've made your own style. Great job.

    Kirsty xx

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  31. This lovely hat is perfect onyou


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  32. Absolutely love this hat you look so cool! Your make-up is on point as well! xx
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  33. Great colour! Love the maroon

    xx
    Giana.LDS
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  34. Love this hat! Such a great color. U look so cute! Xoxo

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  35. This is such a cute hat, the colour looks fab too. Well done Bash! :D

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  36. You did such a great job I think it looks just like it! I wish I could knit I would be doing the same thing haha :)

    RedLip&Love

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  37. you are very beautiful and that hat fits you great.
    xxx
    mari
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  38. Love this hat!:)
    Kisses
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  39. Wow you've done such a great job with this hat, it looks so good! Really impressive that you can knit like this! I wish I had a talent like that! x

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  40. love the beanie

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  41. wow, I really like this outfits ! xo
    Can we follow eachother ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

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  42. Amazing post dear!
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  43. so cool!
    xoxo Gi.

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  44. Wow that turned out great! I think it turned out just like your inspiration, but I'm no knitter ;)

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  45. Such a cool hat! It does look like Darcy's but even cooler! Looking so awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have an incredible blog, love it!

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  46. Love how you look with that beanie

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  47. insanely pretty!!!

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  48. I collect and wear hats quite often so I love this. Knitting is a great skill to have ... love your knit hat. <3
    Happy weekend. /Madison
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  49. Wow you did that? AMAZING! It looks so great seriously x

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  50. Your eyeliner looks amazing Bash!

    xx Falasha
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  51. HONESTLY I think your design is better!! You are so clever! And I am determined to learn to knit, now! My mum is so good at it, I'm going to ask her to teach me, the first time I gave up, but I want to knit cute hats too! There's nothing uncool about having a skill like that. LOVE this post :) xxx

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  52. Yes, it looks closed enough but yours is way better.
    I love the vibrant color of red.
    XO

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  53. Cute <3 SO cute! Love the color and the whole design - great job, darling!

    xx Stefanie
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  54. SO CUTE. Ahhhh I love this and you did a great job ;)

    xx - Naomi in Wonderland

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  55. Such a beautiful hat, it looks exactly same :)
    GlamupGirls

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  56. very classy I like it!
    if u wanna to follow pls let me know...
    Isidora
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  57. Yaaas! I love it! Great inspiration from Kat Dennings!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  58. you look cute.
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  59. i love looking at your bones structure
    it makes your face looks strong

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  60. I looove this hat! It looks so warm and comfortable, not to mention deep red is a love of mine! You look great in it!

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  61. First of all, thank you so much for your visit and kind comment on my blog, it made my day !
    And second of all, I LOVE THE HAT SO MUCH ! It's so beautiful, I really wish I could do that, I can barely knit a scarf. I find it really relaxing but I'm certainly not good at it yet. I guess it just takes a lot of practice to get to your level. Sorry I'm rambling haha, anyway well done !!!

    xx, Charlie
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  62. No doubt you have made a great job, is really similar to your source inspiration... love so much the burgundy colour

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  63. i adore that hat! it's so cute, i wish i suited them

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  64. I love how amazing this looks.

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  65. What a weird friend you have because your hat turned out GREAT!!
    I love it c:
    I crochet and a lot of yarn works too and a lot of my friends call me
    'grandma' as well :') plus I have a few grey hair and that makes it
    even more convincing right?
    Xx

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  66. Lovely look

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  67. Yo're so pretty and you look cute in that beanie <3

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  68. your beanie looks cute! love the color :)

    Love Peace and Shimmer

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  69. This is so pretty, well done! ;)
    xx Elisa
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  70. wow, you did a really great job! I love the color as well :)
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  71. It suits you!
    You have an amazing blog! What you think of follow for follow?

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  72. love this...usually wear stuff like it during winter :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  73. This looks like such a cosy hat, can't believe you made it yourself that's amazing x

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  74. love the color

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  75. This is amazing! I want to see you make an eric cartman hat as well lol :)

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  76. It looks so good! I wish I had some talent in knitting, but sadly all I've ever finished is a scarf and a couple pairs of fingerless gloves. For me crochet is a lot easier, though I've only finished a super chunky scarf haha.

    becky | star violet

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  77. You make a great choice picking that hat because it definitely suits you and you look great!:)

    KLAUDIA CLARA

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  78. I love this hat, especially as it couldn't' suit everyone - you have a wonderful profile!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  79. I really like your hat, dear, you're so talented and I think that your hat is even better (and prettier) than Darcy's one :)

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  80. I personally find your hat a hecka lot cuter than the original! Adorable <3
    xxx

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  81. You have done a great job with this hat, it's so nice! It fits perfect on you!
    Kisses
    Paola ♡
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  82. Kudos to you. It looks lovely. :)

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  83. Wow you did an amazing job! You definitely proved your friends wrong. I still can't believe you made that, teach me your ways girl.

    Princess Audu

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  84. Absolutely cute!! I love it, and you look so cool!! I wish I had your talent!!
    really inspiring post!!
    xx, Natali

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  85. You made that?! You are FABULOUS, Bash! I love it. You are sooo talented!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  86. I like your short hair in the beanie! super cool!
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  87. The joke is on your friends, the hat looks fantastic! I'd love to be able to knit but I've never had the attention span.

    Corinne x
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  88. love the color of that beanie.. i actually used to own something similar but for some reason lost it. i should really get one again hahaha!

    Have a great week!
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  89. That hat is totally like hers, I love the colour
    xo
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  90. I personally like yours better! You did an amazing job on your stitching pattern! You'll have to share. I know the knitting basics, so if it's as easy as you claim...beanie hats for all my friends at Christmas! x

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  91. Such a cute photos! hihi you look so chic. Looooove it! ;)

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  92. wow Bash! Such a great idea :D I must disagree with your friends :D It's always cool and super to do something based on ANY comic :D Love this hat :3 Perhaps I should learn to knit, too....

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  93. I LOVE IT! Good on you for making it and proving your friends wrong, I really want one now! I wish I had a beanie head, I look so funny wearing them! x

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  94. I love it!!!!!!
    Really nice hat.

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  95. I love your hat, and it really looks pretty on you! ♥
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  96. Love it!!! you look stunning with it!!

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  97. You look so beautiful!!
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  98. This hat looks really cute and really similar to the other one :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  99. I love this hat!!

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  100. cute beanie!

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  101. you did an amazing job! it looks like a beautiful replica <3

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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  102. How amazing! Can't believe you made it. And knitting isn't dorky at all. I love it xx

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  103. You made it?! Wow! You look super amazing with it, Cool color.
    xox
    Lenya
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  104. What a cute hat! Have a great week Bash:)

    xx
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  105. Fantastic post dear!

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  106. It certainly looks great, colour suits you well.

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  107. The hat turned out fantastic - I love also the colour!
    Many thanks for the kind words on my blog. Your blog is obviously made with huge passion and now I want to ask you if you want to follow each other?
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  108. Your knitting is very impressive! Your Darcy knit hat came out looking extremely similar but even prettier than the hat worn by Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis. You look lovely wearing it.

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  109. Well, you did an amazing work, sweetie!
    And it looks so good on you!
    I think your friends are a bit jelous of your skills! ;D
    xxx
    S
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  110. It looks quite similar! The hat suits you pretty well <3
    Nati xx
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  111. I love her so much! She's endlessly beautiful! And so are you! You look fabulous in that knitted beanie!!

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  112. You knit really well! I tried knitting once... it didn't end well lol!

    - Mariah-Ruthel
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  113. Wow, it's so cool that you made that hat, it came out really lovely and I really like the colour of wool you used.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  114. What a cute hat! Darcy Lewis is such a fun character :)

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  115. super cute, love the color of that hat! xo
    Jamie
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  116. Right on point! Love it! This color is amazing!

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  117. Happy Monday, lovely! YOU look incredible! Seriously love stopping by your blog!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  118. I love this hat, it looks so pretty :)

    Camille xo

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  119. I am so glad you didn't listen to your friends because the hat is so pretty! You got some talent there girl!

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  120. Wow! That hat is so cute! Can't believe you made that! I wish I could knit like that :)

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  121. Damn girl!! That's so good!

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  122. AH!!! This is so adorable! You definitely pull of the hat hahaha. Love that you took the effort and time to recreate something--that's so dang cool.
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  123. Love this profile shots! Your lashes look great! Love the hat of course!

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  124. Cute beanie! Lovely post
    Have a great week dear!

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  125. I wish I knew how to knit! I would knit so many things!
    the hat turned out amazing - it looks really good on you!


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