Remember the hand-spun I picked up in Philadelphia? I was eager to knit something with it. Since I only had 90 yards of it, I bought a complementary yarn to avoid running out.
This lovely teal is a 60% merino, 40% cotton blend from Juniper Moon Farm.
I searched all over Ravelry, Etsy and other sites for a slouchy hat pattern. It’s amazing how many hundreds of patterns are out there and how hard it is to pick just the right one. This is my inspiration hat. I didn’t realize until half-way through that I could have bought the pattern. Mine is improvised.
It turned out like a funky ’70s throwback! Here is Bear modeling it for us.
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What a cute design! Love the way you changed the stitch and the yarn – very attractive!
Thank you. I was definitely going for the look in the “inspiration” hat. The hand spun with that purple and teal combination made it jazzy.
Beautiful! Love the colors.
Thanks! The bright colors appealed to me for cold weather. Something to cheer up the gloom.
Lovely colour combination. Love it !
Thank you! It’s definitely fun.
Who’s the bear? Is he one of your regular knitwear models?
He did such a good job that I think we’ll see him back again. : )
Super. I love the colours.
Thanks! They cheer me up.
What a great slouchy hat 🙂 Beautiful yarn and colours too.
Must add to my (ever growing) queue of projects…
It’ll be fun to wear.
Love that shape and the colors are gorgeous!
Thanks. I was worried about the shape but it’s definitely fun!
LOVE it, those colours are delicious!!!
Thanks. Love the colors too. I got lucky because that solid teal matches the hand spun so well.
Very cool and I love the yarn.
absolutely adorable. how clever you are, and bear is very lovely too.
Aaaw, thanks. Bear has been with the family for a long time. He’s had the stuffing kicked out of him but he’s hanging on.
I can relate to that feeling. lol My bear Freeba is worn out from holding her so tight in my sleep, but she perseveres. I think she rests during the day while I am at work.
This is such a great idea. I’ve been eyeing a multi-color handspun in our local yarn shop, but it’s a) intense in its color variety b) pricey of course, since someone spent serious amount of time and skill to make it. But if I buy a more subdued yarn to complement it, it could become something really lovely and interesting without being overwhelming.
I am intrigued. If you decide to get that yarn, I’d love to see what you make.
lots of hat patterns here..
I love your yarn choice as well..beautiful colors. Very oceanic!
Thanks for your comment and the link.