Pat's Knitting and Quilting
November 21, 2011
Well - looks like it's Seaman's Caps for everyone :)
I took the hat order from Dave - needed to be warm - cover ears, but not itchy on ears and forehead, enough head space so he doesn't need to stretch it down. I gave him fiber options and he picked this deep rich Spirit Trails Mixed BFL.
Spun it into thickish singles and decided on a regular 3 ply for warmth and muted colors.
3.2 ounces/111 yards of aran weight yarn and a little bit of chain plied leftovers (which become important!)
The only problem is that even with the softness of BFL, I knew it would be slightly itchy on his ears forehead, so decided to add a band of handspun cashmere inside.
47 grams/ 150 yards of 2 ply fingering weight cashmere
Hmmm - it fits me too!
Pattern: Seaman's Cap by Brenda Zuk - Ravelry Link
Here's where that tiny bit of chain plied yarn came in handy - thank goodness!!
and on the very serious intended recipient who really likes his new hat!
Today I'm washing some pure Merino fleece - so naturally beautiful!
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