Unseasonal 1

According to my Ravelry project page, I started this hat in February and finished it in March. I already knew then that it would be too late for a hat but I just needed to make it. It usually takes a long time for me to use my handspun. I never know what to do with it! But I had to use this up right away and it had to be a hat.

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I found the Langfield pattern by Martina Behm and it was just what I wanted. Garter stitch, any gauge, knit to fit rather than pick a size. I made it to fit my head and long enough to wear either slouchy or with the brim turned up.

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In the end, you basically get a tube with a square top but how you get there is so much more interesting! You end up knitting a triangle that ends up wrapping onto itself and the top is decreases and a three needle bind off. The directional changes make it great for striping or handpainted yarns. And handspun yarns that might have some texture and/or changing gauge…

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I did have some issues with stitch counts at the end but I fudged around with it and I could not tell you how.

I had E model for me but trust me. Next Winter is going to see some fighting between sisters about who will wear it! Gotta say, at the moment, E is seriously rocking it…

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Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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