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FFNF: A handspun Hat

June 18, 2015

Happy Friday! We finally made it. I have a quick FO to show you, one that took me less than two full days to complete. I have been working on quite a few projects and almost all of them are fairly long hauls and I found myself wanting something that would provide me with a relatively instant gratification. I dug around my stash and found this beauty hanging out in my Hand spun section, although it wasn’t my hand spun.

I have spoken before of the wonderfulness that is Ms. Marja, you all remember Marja, the spinner extraordinaire who is generous with her finished yarns (thanks to the fact that she herself doesn’t knit…yet) Of course I can’t tell you how amazing it is to have a friend like her, and not just because she gives away such lovely items. She is an honest to goodness awesome person and a real joy to be around. Okay enough with the mushy stuff.

The hat was knit out of a lovely chain plied yarn that I have no details on other than the fact that it is something really soft and brightly colored. To me it just seemed to make sense as a hat, and that is what it became.


A lovely little 2×2 ribbed hat that is long enough to cover my ears and short enough that the pom-pom puff on top doesn’t look too silly. I love this hat, I love the way the striping worked out and the fact that it is dense and squishy; it makes me almost wish for winter (but let’s not get crazy here.) The pom-pom was some generic white wool out of my stash and while I almost wonder if it should have been bigger, the Giant feels that it is just right.



Note the excitement on my face. Now to dream of cooler days and look about for the next projects to cast on.

  1. Hand spun hats are amazing!!!!

  2. Beautiful! I’d love to spin one day…

  3. shellssells permalink

    That’s gorgeous! What an absolutely successful quick project, and I love the light pompom on top. Now you’ve made me want to offer up my knitting services some more so I can have more Marja yarn in my stash!

  4. Marja permalink

    Aw, thanks! I’m blushing. And the fiber is a colorway called Blue Dandle from Three Waters Farm on falkland. Details here:

  5. The hat looks great! It’s always nice to have quick satisfying projects like that one and off the needles in a jiffy. 🙂

    PS: It’s not Friday yet!

    • I know this is what happens when I mix up my dates in terms of scheduling posts. Gotta love the fibro fog.

      • Aww, I’m sorry. 😦

        I loose track of the day too sometimes so don’t feel bad. I just wanted to remind you in case you hadn’t noticed.

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