I was challenged by my daughter to knit her three hats in 10 days out of my handspun.

Handspun Yarn

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 easy  lace pattern with a 3 stitch, 4 row  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 hat  on the first day of school. Pass the tissues.

How is your September spinning going?

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8 Responses to Spinning Tuesdays: The Hat Report

  1. Seanna Lea says:

    I love the green hat. It has the beautifully slouchy feel that always looks extra good on such a wonderfully head of curly hair. Congrats on hats well done!

  2. Debbie says:

    The green hat is just plain beautiful I love it

  3. Wendy says:

    They look great–and she was absolutely right to wear one on the first day of school. You may have orders pouring in…

  4. Juliann says:

    Great job! Lucky you that your teenager will wear anything that you make!

  5. Carla says:

    She can’t be that old! And, she looks absolutely gorgeous!!

  6. Robin says:

    The hats are gorgeous !! And your daughter is a beautiful model-especially when she’s smiling !!

  7. Mary K. in Rockport says:

    Is gymnastics still going on??

  8. brandi says:

    The hats are beautiful! I want the green one:)

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