Spinning Tuesdays: The Hat Report

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 thoughts on “Spinning Tuesdays: The Hat Report

  1. Seanna Lea

    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. Wendy

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

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