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January 28, 2014
Handspun Let it Snow Hat

More beautiful batts from Liz at Hobbledehoy - Just look at these batts - mmmmmmm!

Hobbledehoy Batts

I decided to spin some worsted weight 3 ply - 2 of the plies in each of the 3 skeins are the bigger batts and then I spun a thin ply of the small darker battlings as the 3rd ply (with the batt behind it in this picture) for a little zing.

Handspun Yarn

Rich wonderful heathered yarn - so full of bits of beauty! (108 yards grayblue/113 yards orange/99 yards red - total of 113 grams of yarn.

Handspun Yarn

Seemed like perfect yarn for a warm winter hat and I quickly found the right one...

Handspun Hat

Pattern: Let it Snow Ski Hat by Aimee Alexander of Polka Dot Sheep
Yarn: 2.8 ounces (80 grams) of 3 ply worsted weight handspun from Hobbledehoy batts in Ygritte colorway
Needles: US 4
Size: Adult Small - 21" circumference 112 stitches around

No mods - followed pattern as written - I made a nice brim lining with the light gray/blue yarn - here is a peek inside - so thick and warm with 3 colors of stranding and a double layer brim!

Peek Inside

The tassel is made by just twisting the strands of yarn - kind of like a long thin skein of yarn - here is a tassel close up.

Tassel

All in all a great winter hat!

Handspun Hat

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