Saturday, March 01, 2014

An Anglo-Irish Tragedy: the Black Sheep

This is a black lambswool Donegal tweed cap made in County Tipperary, Ireland by John Hanly & Co. Ltd. I bought it at a deep, deep discount (75%) from BBC America, size XL (my usual Euro size, and often my USA hat size... I wear a 7-1/2 to 7-5/8 hat, 60-61 centimeters).

This hat was listed online as an XL. Inside the cap, it says; 7-5/8, 62, XL. It's a 62 centimeter, and just a tad too large for the pumpkin atop my neck stem. But I like it, it's soft and warm without being too heavy, and a needle and thread should take up the slack.

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