hand spun slouchy hat

Hi everyone! :)

How’s the weather in your part of the world? We’ve been having really cold, windy, rainy weather here, but of course that’s nothing compared to what the folks who’s homes were in the path of hurricane Sandy had to go through… My heart goes out to all those who have to rebuild!

I have been trying to keep warm, and what better way to do that than making something from the most delicious, awesome, gorgeous, scrumptiously looking yarn there ever was?

This yarn was spun by the lovely Suzy from WoolWench Handspun Yarn (the above pictures are hers too). I first saw it on Facebook here, and I immediately fell in love! :)

I ordered it the same day, and it arrived a day later. Yay for New Zealand folk who move to The Netherlands! ;) I wish I had taken some photos of the yarn when it came in, because it really was *stunning*! But of course I couldn’t control myself long enough; I just had to get started with it right away! My plan was to make a slouchy hat with it. The yardage was only 72m/78yd, so it was going to be tight wether or not I could get it out of the one skein.

I rolled the skein into a yarn cake with my yarn winder, threw it in my bag with a 8mm hook and left to go visit my friend, who lives two train rides away. During the ride I started making the hat by beginning with a magic loop with 12 dc’s in it, and just building it from there! And wouldn’t you know it, by the time I arrived in my friend’s home town (about an hour later) it was finished! :)

I am seriously in love with this hat. It’s comfy, has just the right amount of slouch, and it’s so warm and snuggly! :) I love the sparkly bits Suzy added to the yarn, and I wish there was another skein for me to make a cowl with!

Here’s my friend wearing the hat just minutes after I finished the edge:

And me wearing it:

And me wearing it again last night while out for sushi…

Yes. I think it’s safe to say I love this hat! :)


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  1. Prachtig garen en een leuke muts! Heerlijk om zo snel zo iets praktisch te kunnen maken.

  2. I think it is safe to say you look adorable in it. Great job.
    Happy Weekend,

  3. Its gorgeous! I’ll have to check out her etsy store, I am always hunting for NZ dyers and spinners, love the pattern, great stuff!

  4. Oh my gosh what a great skein of yarn, and the hat looks great on you! I have a rogue skein I bought because I couldn’t resist… I have no idea what to do with it, as it’s kind of a small bit of yarn but now I think I might try to make a slouch hat with it!

  5. Great looking hat – and it looks good on you too. :)