Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hat & Scarf Combo

This will be the year of hats on circular needles. This one was started on straight needles, transferred to circulars and then finally finished on double point needles. The pattern is called "Collapsible Cloche" and I found it at the back of a novel. The yarn is WoolEase and I got it at the annual February Fiber Swap and Bring a Friend month event at Hot Wheels Handspinning Guild. This pattern is actually intended to be felted and shrunk somewhat, but WoolEase is only 30% wool so it didn't felt or shrink as I had hoped. The hat still came out looking quite nice, especially with the matching scarf. This is another one that is destined for donation to one of the local groups that gathers warm winter wearables.