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March 1, 2013
Handspun Waterville Hat

I've been gone awhile, but have continued to knit/spin/sew/weave and have quite a backlog of projects to get up here!!

1st up is my new favorite hat :)

Waterville Hat

I used just one braid of hand dyed fiber to make this hat by splitting it into color sections and spinning them separately into 3 ply fingering weight yarn. (lots more fiber yarn pictures on Ravelry)

Chevalier Falkland Wool

Chevalier Falkland Wool

Pattern: Waterville Hat designed by my friend Marcy of Stepping Stone Fiber Creations - (Webs pattern link)
Size: Medium (148 stitches)
Yarn: One braid of FatCatKnits hand dyed Falkland Wool in Chevalier colorway - split into 4 color sections and spun into 3 ply fingering weight yarn - total 104 grams - 320 yards (only used 80 grams for the hat) - also used leftover handspun cashmere for lining.
Needles: 2.5 mm lining/ 2.75 mm hat
Mods: None - This pattern was perfect in every way!

Waterville Hat

The hardest part of making this hat was deciding color placement - I love fun decisions like that and am thrilled with my choices. Here's a kind of weird view from the top and front.

Waterville Hat

and last a peek inside at the cashmere lined band

Inside Waterville Hat

Now I want to make more using all my other hand dyed braids!

If you have comments or questions or want to contact me for any reason, just email or contact me on Ravelry. Thanks :)


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