Friday, December 23, 2011
Handspun Friday - The Rikke Hats
Well, today I'm going to show you two hats I made with my handspun yarns.
It's called Rikke hat by Sarah Young, and I love this design. So simple, and comfortable to wear. The first one turned out a little on the large side, but it found another head to warm.
I used this yarn: superwash Merino, Sugared Beets, all of it, and I had to add some commercial yarn in the beginning, because I was low on yardage. I didn't adjust for using heavier weight yarn, so it's no wonder it turned out too big for me. I even needed the chain plied left over yarn to finish the hat.
The second Rikke hat is mine. I made it with this yarn: Falkland colorway Peacock. Not as soft as the first one, but still great to wear.
It's always a bonus to see the yarn knit up. I used up almost the whole skein, just a little left over.
For the cast on I used Nancy Bush's Estonian cast on, or Double-start lont tail cast on.
O.K. one last time, just in case you've missed it. The video of the dogs playing with their little devils can be watched here, scroll down a little.