A Handspun Hat

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Back in August my parents went on a trip to Alaska. While they were there, they visited a yarn store and bought me some fiber. It was from A Tree Hugger’s Wife in the colorway Wild Violets.

A Tree Huggers Wife

I went ahead and spun up the yarn and it came out pretty even, which I was surprised because in the past my spinning hasn’t been all that even. There was about 250 yards of it so I set it aside knowing that at some point I wanted to make a hat. The next step was the quest for the perfect hat. This would be the first item completed with my handspun that I’d actually show in public.

I came across a “Cabled Beanie” pattern on Ravelry and went ahead and cast on. One of the problems I find is that I always want to wear beanies, but so rarely are they made to fit a woman’s head. Usually they fit the guys better. I wound up modifying this one a lot, mainly because it really was made for a man, but also because it seemed like it would be way too big either way. Now it fits just the way I wanted it to in the end so I’m happy with the result.

I will say as a side note, for paying $4.95 for a pattern, I really expected it to be written a little better, it was a little confusing.

Yarn: Handspun – A Tree Huggers Wife Fiber -Wild Violets
Needles: US Size 4 and US Size 5
Dates: January 19 – January 27, 2011

I’ve also been working on my first sock design. I’m just about done with the first sock and cleaning up the pattern to send off to test knitters next week. I’m excited about it and can’t wait to show everyone!

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