The craft stall endeavour continues. I seem to be getting faster at this hat knitting thing. I finished two yesterday!
The pile is growing (slowly):
The possibilities for hats are limitless!
My favourite discovery so far is holding one strand of 4 ply (fingering) merino and one strand of lightweight mohair together (not laceweight, and not chunky – fingering weight perhaps? The mohair is a mystery yarn I picked up in a sale once). It’s the white fluffy beret you see in the picture. I didn’t realise how beautifully the yarns would blend together. The two yarns together have created a light and airy but much thicker yarn. You can’t tell it’s two separate yarns! I knitted it on 5mm needles but could have used 5.5mm if I wanted more drape. I knitted the band in twisted rib on 3.75mm so that it would be firm. Nothing worse than a too-loose hat!
The pile might grow faster if I didn’t keep changing styles. But that would be boring. And this is meant to be fun.