The hat is finished!
I was showing this hat to my non-knitting extended family yesterday, and none of them could figure out that the pattern was of sheep, with grass underneath and sky above, until I pointed it out. Is it only we fibre people who can clearly see the sheep in this pattern??!!
I wasn't sure how well plötulopi would work for a pompom, but it makes a wonderful one! Very fluffy. I used a simple pompom maker and wrapped with both colours together for a while, then just the blue.
I am, as always, madly in love with the colours of these heathered Icelandic yarns. Using a single strand of the unspun wool made the hat very lightweight but still warm.
- Pattern: Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith for Shetland Wool Week 2015
- Yarn: Istex Plötulopi in 1423 Clover Green Heather, 0001 White, 0005 Black, and 1053 Faded Denim Heather.
- Needles: 3.5mm for ribbing, 4mm for stockinette portion
- Modifications: None
It's 30 degrees Celsius here today. My timing on finishing this hat is a little off!