Do you remember this yarn from a previous post? I said I was going to make a hat for my niece for Christmas, and I did. It ended up being a big hit with my mom and sister. I think my niece tried it on when she opened it at Christmas, and then again when this picture was taken. Apparently, my sister has stolen the hat and wears it a lot. My mom put in a request for her own.
The pattern is not my own. The yarn I used was wool hand spun and hand dyed by my friend, Maggie. I used size 13 double-pointed needles, and stuck to the pattern. I hate circular needles, and avoid them whenever possible. I was able to complete the hat in about 2 hours. The original hat is neat, but I love the crazy nubby texture I got using Maggie’s yarn a lot more. This was the first time I had worked with a single ply yarn. I’m hooked on it now, and have put in an order for more. It just so happens Maggie has been spinning up a storm, and listed a bunch of her single ply yarns this week. I’m going to shamelessly plug her Etsy store, because a little bird told me she’s renovating her kitchen right now, and is trying to raise some funds to pay for new flooring. Maybe I should have titled this post “Fundraising for Flooring”. So, go now! Buy some yarn from Girl With A Sword at Etsy. Make this hat. Or, something else.