So well prepared

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The weather is cooler now and there is definite need for a hat in the morning. Luckily, I finished one this summer. And if that wasn’t enough, I have a matching cowl and they both go together with my coat and, to top it all off, I have a skirt in the same fabric. Beat that if you can.

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It all started with me searching for a new spring coat without any luck. Luckily I have a very talented mother who was able to make me a coat instead. This coat turned out very pretty and we also had enough fabric left for an equally pretty skirt. The buttons are amazing, and very popular among babies from what I can tell.

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Since the coat wasn’t finished until end of spring I wasn’t able to wear it until a coat was only in the way when you walked out the door but while it was in the making I realized none of my cowls and scarves would match it.

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So I searched and I looked and I found a hat an matching cowl and my stash provided me with the yarn and by the end of April I had a cowl. I cast on for the hat but other things tempted me and it wasn’t until July that I had a chance to finish it. The cowl though, the cowl I actaully wore during May since it not only goes well with my coat but also with my skirt. Matchy-matchy all over.

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The hat turned out big but I have a lot of hair so that’s fine. Now I’m all kitted for the cooler fall weather to come. A coat, a cowl and a hat. Maybe I should have made mitts as well?

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Pattern: Lotus cowl and Lotus hat by Ewelina Murach. Yarn: Botany Lace from Araucania, color the so very poetic 1653 Pt. Mods: I converted the hat from worsted weight to fingering weight and knit a few extra repeats of the pattern (like three more? Five?) since I wanted the hat more slouchy.