I spun four little 25g skeins on the drop spindle I got from Hilltop Cloud, and plied them to themselves. My father had been complaining about his inability to find a hat big enough for his head, so a Christmas present was cast on.
Just a basic, straightforward hat based on my Dad’s head and my tension. I ended up having to go up to a 5mm needle with the handspun, it was thicker than I expected. The hat is pretty dense, the fibre probably slightly overspun. But that should be good for a snowy Canadian winter, right?
I took a lot of time with the spinning, working hard for some consistency. It’s nowhere near perfect, but I’m pretty happy with it. And I know my Dad will appreciate the amount of work that went into it. Now I just hope it fits.
Oh, and I know photos of hats flat on the table are a bit boring, but it just doesn’t fit my little model 🙂 Next time I’ll blog about a hat more her size!