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Hat number two is complete!  I love the feel of the Cashsoft even if the color names are a little strange (Glacier and Donkey).  The sharp contrast between the two colors magnifies the wonkiness of my stitches, but I don’t care. 

This particular hat has a problem that my first hat didn’t have.  On the first hat, whenever I was carrying a strand across more than five stitches, I wrapped the carried yarn on the 5th stitch.  On this hat, I wrapped it in the middle of the skull each time — for no particular reason except that I thought it might change the appearance of the inside of the hat.  Apparently, the combined pulling effort of each wrapped stitch causes a split in the middle of my skulls when the hat is stretched.   At first I thought it might correct itself in the blocking, but that doesn’t seem to have helped.  I’ve considered shrinking it a bit but it’s already a good fit for me and shrinking it might make it too small.  Any thoughts on how I might fix it?

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