|February 23, 2008 @ 4:54 pm|
Yesterday I had a serious hankering to knit a new hat. Last year, I did a swap with Chawne (cauchy09) and she sent me some really gorgeous handspun. I didn’t knit it up right away, but I thought about it a LOT. I wanted to have the perfect pattern! It was also only around 100 yards, so it had to be small too. Back when we swapped, I didn’t make a whole lot of hats, so that didn’t even cross my mind. But yesterday, I was really really driven to make a hat and that was the first yarn to pop into my head.
I originally wanted to use the red skein, but it had less than the other color, so I thought I should be safe and use the one with more yarn. It didn’t take long to make – maybe 3 or so hours? It’s a simple “square” hat, knitted in the round on 72 sts. Then I kitchenered the top except the 4 sts on each end. Then I made some icord and voila!
I love handspun now and want to get more. Anyone up for a trade? I have LOTS of Wollmeise! :)
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Handspun from cauchy09 – Hello Yarn 100% corriedale top “trodden” – 3ply, dk/aran weight
Needles: Knit Picks options US9 circ needles
Started: February 22, 2007
Completed: February 22, 2007
Comment by Bobbi
Made on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 @ 5:38 pm
Comment by tini
Made on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 @ 5:59 pm
since I still do not spin, no trade here ;)
Comment by Jennie
Made on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 @ 6:12 pm
Awww your little one looks super cute! Love the hat. :)
Comment by caruba
Made on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 @ 6:47 pm
AWWWWWW! This is adorable! (Both kid and hat ;)
Comment by schrodinger
Made on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 @ 7:59 pm
The hat – and model, are adorable, great way to use that handspun.
Comment by fbz
Made on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 @ 8:37 pm
oh i am SO down for a trade! let me know what you want and i will even do something custom if you like.
Comment by Stacey
Made on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:17 pm
The hat is so sweet! I have a recently renewed affection for handspun too, Wollmeise is a good teaser though. You also have Elemm!! He could be a good handspun source! :)
Comment by Opal
Made on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:32 pm
I love the hat! It shows off the handspun to perfection. That photo is perfect too. :)
Comment by Micki
Made on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 @ 11:18 pm
The cute factor of that photo is off the charts.
Um, I’m a spinner, and I love Wollmeise. :)
Comment by Barb
Made on Sunday, February 24th, 2008 @ 12:05 am
What a cute hat and picture!
Comment by Carla
Made on Sunday, February 24th, 2008 @ 12:20 am
Great shot and great hat!
Comment by Zonda
Made on Sunday, February 24th, 2008 @ 9:01 pm
Cute hat and model! Sorry, I don’t spin or I’d take you up on it! :)
Comment by Elemmaciltur
Made on Monday, February 25th, 2008 @ 1:33 am
LOL, love the last line: “…I have LOTS of Wollmeise!”
I’m at the Wollmeise Oasis, too, so no need for a swap. But if you ever want hand-spun stuff, you know where I live. ;-)
Comment by marietta
Made on Monday, February 25th, 2008 @ 7:31 pm
adorable hat and cutest kid photo EVER!!!
Comment by minniedent
Made on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 @ 6:41 am
Wollmeise? oh man! I need to learn how to spin. :)
Comment by Knitting Bandit
Made on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 @ 11:59 am
Fun hat! Great picture!
Comment by shadkitty
Made on Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 @ 6:58 pm
0o0o0! I’ll trade ya! That hat is too cute for words, of course, it might be your adorable son. :)
Comment by Jill
Made on Sunday, March 9th, 2008 @ 1:37 am
Aaaah! that is too adorable!
Comment by Kristi
Made on Thursday, March 13th, 2008 @ 4:49 am
If you’re still serious about this handspun trading offer, let me know!
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