Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Spicy Hat Yarn Along

Happy Yarn Along Day!

I recently knitted up this fun slouch hat (Rosebud by Jared Flood)
using his Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Yarn.
It was the first time I used the yarn....hmmm. I have very mixed feelings about it.
I LOVE the look. I like the squishy wool, rustic feel. But what I am not thrilled about is how easily it tears. Just a gently tug, and yikes. It rips. So I was nervous knitting with it. But I am happy with the hat. It ended up being gigantic, which is ok for me, but I would prefer a smaller hat.

So....I tried it again.
This time with our farm yarn from Spicy the Alpaca.
I made some modifications to the pattern.
I decided to do stockinette stitch for the hat instead of garter.
Much happier. I also did 2 repeats of cable instead of the 3 that the pattern
suggested for the slouch. This slouches just fine :)

I wore it all day on Sunday for our Farm Day. 
LOVE IT. And so did our customers!
I had a request to make 2 more.

 Not a great picture of the hat...but it's on my head in this pic just to give you an idea.

Spicy (on the right)

I casted on for a new custom hat. This time in our eco baby alpaca in the fawn colorway.
I really love this hat.
I'm reading, The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes.
I loved Me Before You so hopefully this will be just as good.

 I also had an order for a newborn hat for a baby boy.
Simple, grey with a touch of white fair isle. So little :)

Happy October. My favorite time of year.

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things for this week's yarn along.
Stop over there to be inspired.


  1. What great hats! It looks so good on you. I can't wait to see the baby version. How cute is that going to be!

  2. I love that hat! And those alpacas are cute too!

  3. All your hats are so nice, particularly the baby one.