I finished my alpaca hat for Fireman this weekend.
He loves it. It snowed a bit last night so he wore his hat today to shovel.
I ended it felting it a bit so it would fit perfectly.
I have great felting luck, I always have.
I hope this keeps him warm for many years.
The alpaca was special as it was from the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. I looked at all the vendors before I choose this supersoft and barely processed fiber.
As I said in a photo less post earlier this week, I doubled the yarn strands to get a good weight.
This is my Superbowl hat.
My winning yarn from the Pine Ridge raffle was some of this Knitpicks Bare that the donor dyed.
I simply cast on 60 with the yarn held doubled.
Ribbed for an inch.
Then I did an increase row and knit a few rows. Then
I did a second increase row, (knit 5 Make One)
and knit straight for a bit.
Then I started hat decreases using SSK because K2Tog hurts when I am using cotton or doubled yarn.
I love it.
It is a gift for my friend's daughter who is having chemotherapy.
I hope Becca loves it.
It is so beyond good to have a working computer at my fingertips.
Thanks for bearing with me while I waited for it.
I'm off to leave you long comments now....