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June 11, 2012
Cross-Country Ski Hat

One of my knitting rules is that if I buy a book, I have to knit something from it. I bought Norwegian Handknits a few months ago and just made the Cross-Country Ski Hat - my favorite hat - so far.

Handspun Cross-Country Ski Hat

Started with this gorgeous Polworth/Silk Fiber from FatCatKnits Mixed Blessing Fiber Club in Brad and Angelina. I just love these 2 colors together - such rich beautiful contrast!

FatCatKnits Polworth Silk

Spun into a regular 3 ply worsted weight yarn

FatCatKnits Polworth/Silk

This man needs a shave!

Handspun Polworth Silk Hat

Pattern: Cross-Country Ski Hat from Norwegian Handknits by Sue flanders and Janine Kosel
Yarn: 3 ply Handspun Polworth Silk (April 2012 Mixed Blessing Brad/Angelina) - Handpainted by Ginny of FatCatKnits. I used a total of 100 grams - 63 grams blue/ 37 grams gold. In addition used 25 grams of handspun cashmere for lining.
Needles: US Size 4 for lining; US size 5 for hat - 16" circular
Size: Large - outside circumference 23" (smaller inside due to lining). Length brim to crown 10"

Here is a peek inside to the handspun cashmere lining - I doubled up 2 leftover fingering weight balls and used every tiny little bit ending with several rows of Angelina blue.

Handspun Polworth Silk Hat

I knit the lining 1st using a provisional cast on and picked it up at the top of the cuff. Below is the full inside view.

View Inside

The braided tassels are 10 strand fishtail braids - new to me - easy and I really like them!

Handspun Polworth Silk Hat

All ready for the coldest days next winter...

Lots of fiber prep happening here - along with finishing up of old WIPs so I can have a clean slate going into the Tour de Fleece in a few weeks! I'm also sneaking in a Through the Loops Mystery Shawl KAL and have completed clue 2 :)

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