The quick, on the head.

Or, Dulaan-a-than, Midwest-style, in 17 easy steps.

1. Cast on at 7 a.m., June 3, following the excellent Ken’s Dulaan Hat pattern. Use size 15 needles for first time in forever, and three strands of worsted yarn. Red Dulaan Hat
2. Knit.
3. De-tangle balls of yarn.
4. Knit.
5. De-tangle balls of yarn.
6. Repeat until first hat is done. Total time: 2 1/2 hours, or thereabouts (de-tangling created drag on knitting process).
7. Eat breakfast; send husband out to grocery shop and retrieve “40-Year-Old Virgin” from video store.
8. Admit first hat is small; hope there is someone small on the other end waiting for a hat. Second hat sized up to 44 stitch cast on.
9. Knit.
10. De-tangle balls of yarn.
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 until second hat is complete.
Brown and Blue Dulaan Hat 12. Second hat is freaking work of art, combining partial balls from several favorite projects as well as a lovely skein of Silk Garden that has stymied me (too dark for original plans). Feel pang of sadness that hat will spend its life where I cannot admire it.
13. Eat lunch.
14. Cast on third hat, 42 stitches for variety. An understated study in tweed avec seed stitch border (rather than 2×2 ribbing, because apparently I cannot divide by 4). Grey Tweed Dulaan Hat
15. Consider writing letter to Stephanie: “This hat is not really a good destashing project; these balls of yarn are not really getting any smaller.” Consider writing Plymouth Yarn Co.: “Thought you might want to know of misprint on ball band. Am almost positive yardage is 2000 instead of 200.”
16. Realize huge needles are causing hand cramps; break to swim for 45 minutes.
17. Pop in “40-Year Old Virgin” DVD. Repeat steps 9 and 10 until hat is finished. Cast off about 6 p.m.

And just like that, I knitted three things in one day. I know, no one else in my house can believe it either, including me.

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