Monday 1 April 2013

Hats From Special Yarns

I've been working with some beautiful yarns from different sources lately which have inspired me to create some unique hats.

This one was created using beautiful chunky yarn from Strathearn Fleece and Fibre.  Using wool from their own sheep, they produce hand crafted yarns of every weight that are a delight to work with.  This particular hat is now available from the Loch an Eilein Gallery on the Rothiemurchus estate near Aviemore.  Incidentally, another picture of this hat has proved to be my most popular posting on Facebook.

This hat was also knitted using chunky yarn from Strathearn Fleece and Fibre.  It has a slightly fuller and more feminine shaping than my standard unisex beanie.

The yarn for this slouchy hat came from Snip, Tack and Sew in Crieff.  The wool and acrylic mix yarn is beautifully soft.  The yarn gradually changes colour to give these vibrant bands in the finished hat.  This particular hat is also now at the Loch an Eilein Gallery, but I loved it so much that I went back to Crieff on the way home to purchase some more and I knitted an identical one.  Now the replacement hat has sold as well!

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