My Perfect Hat

my perfect hat from purple stitch project beanie free pattern

I took out a skein of my handspun this week and wound it up into a ball. It was my first true three-ply - A merino dyed by Wonderland Dyeworks in several shades of blue that had been given to me last Christmas by my son and daughter in law. It had taken me about three weeks to create it. I'd filled my spindle, wound it off, then filled it twice again before plying the three singles together. . I really loved the result  and felt this would make something lovely to wear. In fact, I wanted to make a hat. Not just any hat, but a really great hat. The kind of hat that would be worthy of the scant 140 yards of twilight I'd … [Read more...]