A Hat For My Sister

I am really proud of this project.  I think it came out beautifully.  I love knitting with handspun yarn!

Mostly pink merino handspun hat

The yarn I used in this hat is my “mostly pink merino handspun” (seen in this post) and a gorgeous undyed wool/alpaca/silk blend from Belfast Mini Mills.

The brim is twisted ribbing and the dyed and natural yarns are alternated to give a striped effect to the slouchy/beret style of the hat.  I tried to weave the ends in as invisibly as possible so the hat can be reversible and worn to show the different pattern that the stripes give on each side of the fabric.


1 point: hat

1.5 points: Approx 130 yds

1 point: stash

1 point: design

4.5 points: total

Sidenote on the decor of my apartment:

These are the two paintings that hang in my living room against the delightful backdrop of slopped-on yellow paint.

On the left is an abstract-ish landscape I painted as a gift to my boyfriend a few years ago.

On the right is a beautiful still-life painted by my niece and given to me last month as a birthday present – I love it!

Ravelry project pagefor the hat is here.

I hope my sister likes the hat.  And I hope I send it out her way, soon.  I’m such a procrastinator with stuff like that!


About Julianna

Spinner, knitter, fibre-lover :)
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7 Responses to A Hat For My Sister

  1. Love the hat! It looks so nice. I love stripey anything! The color gradient is really neat.

    • Julianna says:

      Thanks! I had a lot of fun with this project and I’m really proud with how it turned out. I’m working on a smaller hat with the leftovers.


  2. annelise says:

    it’s stunning!!! thanks, jp!!

  3. annelise says:

    Reblogged this on Annelisep's Blog and commented:
    it’s for me!!!

  4. amy j says:

    It is beautiful Julianna, even better in person, which is great since it looks fab in the photos too!
    ……finished project Number one of the road-trip this morning…..just warning you!

    • Julianna says:

      Thank you!And thanks for the heads up, too! I did a bunch of dyeing yesterday so we’ll see what comes of that 😉


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