So apparently there is a knitting version of awkward  adolescence.  I tried to put this hat on Alphonse and show it to you that way.  It just looked goofy.  But I’m pretty sure it’s going to look nifty once it grows up and gets a little bit taller.  You’ll just have to take my word for it now though.  We’ll pretend this is the dorky sixth grade picture of the knitting world.  With any luck at all, I’ll be able to show you something much cuter in a few days.