I was challenged by my daughter to knit her three hats in 10 days out of my handspun.
I didn’t manage three but I did finish two! I even got the girl to model a little. You can see how happy she is about it.
Orange chunky hat
The orange BFL (fiber from CJKoho colorway is Bethie) is chunky, about 3.5 stitches to the inch. It’s a little overspun and wanted to torque plain stockinette, so I went with the lean and did a 2×2 diagonal rib.
Green lace hat
The green is finer, about 5 stitches to the inch, with so little overspin that if I had tried to ply it it might have drifted apart. I used an easyÂ lace pattern with a 3 stitch, 4 rowÂ repeat.
I blocked both hats on balloons – the pictures on the left side.
I apologize for the crummy iPhone photo of the girl in the green hat, but I took it literally on the run in the hustle to get to school.
Yes, knitters with teenage children, my girl wore a handspun hand knitted hatÂ on the first day of school. Pass the tissues.
How is your September spinning going?