Tuesday, January 7, 2014

one for me

(this is my serious holiday-knitting face)

I don't often knit for myself, but this is the year. 

This is a modified version of the Dustland Hat, (I added more stitches, changed colours, and made up the decreases as I went) using yarn I made while practising spinning and plying. My mentor gave me huge bags of wool, and some of it was in little tiny bags, bits of colours she'd created when she was practising dyeing for her spinning course. I'd just knit up whatever I had until I ran out of each colour.

A randomly striped, kind of made up slouch hat for winter. I love it! It's so comfy, it doesn't squash my (very short) hair, and it looks beautiful against the white backdrop of plentiful snow we have these days.

It's also lovely for covering up the perpetual bedhead I sported over the holidays. Of course, my husband and son have both requested their own Dustlands, but I think I'll finish my sweater first.


  1. How beautiful that you spun that wool yourself! I love it!

  2. Wow love your hat - so unique! I have a pixie cut too and have just made myself a hat that doesn't squash my hair either!!


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