Saturday, 21 January 2012
This is my latest hat from my handspun yarn. The hat body is machine knitted and the embellishments done on my lovely KnitPro Symfonie double pointed needles. It only took about 5 hours to knit. Machine knitting leaves me time to be creative with my hand-knitting. I used a coloured a wool/bamboo mix for the outer edge of the 'squirmals' which I had dyed with secondary colours all in the same batch. One of my friends described the decoration as rather like coral. I chose the colour combination as it was subtle and of a similar tone to the grey in the hat body. The brim is stuffed with wool which adds weight, feels cosy and as helps to stay put in the wind.