Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wollywormead's hat workshop

Attended wollywormhead's (aka Ruth)  hat workshop in This Is Knit in Powerscourt Townhouse center Saturday last (July 20th).
Although it was a very very hot venue given the sunny day, it was really enjoyable and started the mind working on the structure of a knitted hat, its fittings, shapes and the maths involved. She gave us a useful written handout too. In the center of the table she had placed many of her own hat creatings - showing several of the interesting and different styles that can be made by varying stitch nunbers, patterns and colors.
I bought 100 gms of Aran weight Malabrigo Rios Lotus yarn from TIK - a nice merino-silk blend. However, being variegated, it doesn't lend itself to much stitch patterning so I decided to make a benay style with just a subtle pattern for some added texture and structure - and mostly to help me learn about shaping hats.

I have a big head! measured 23.5 " around from forehead to occiput. Must say the hat feels very nice - look forward to wearing it next winter.


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