First Handspun Hat by Anna Sorgert

First Handspun Hat

Knitting
May 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
100 - 140 yards (91 - 128 m)
Adult 1 (2, 3)
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This hat was designed after I learned how to spin. I finished my first-ever two mini skeins, and I immediately cast on a hat to show off my perfectly imperfect yarn.

I used a commercial yarn (Brown Sheep Lanaloft Sport weight) as the main color to show off my handspun yarn stripes.

This hat could also work for using leftover yarn scraps for the stripes.

Sizes
Adult 1 (2, 3)
To fit approximately 18 (20, 22+)” / 46 (51, 56) cm head circumference

Finished size
16 (18.25, 20.5)” /41 (46, 51) cm circumference
7.75 (7.75, 8.25)” / 20 (20, 21) cm height

Yarn
Commercial yarn (MC): Brown Sheep Lanaloft Sport Weight (100% wool); 145y / 1.75oz (133m / 50g) per skein; 1 skein color Sandstone Cove. Sample used 131y / 120m.
Handspun yarn stripes: approximately 39y / 0.75oz (36m / 21g) total. Each stripe used, on average, 5y / 4.5m.
Sample used two mini-skeins of 2-ply handspun yarn with varied thickness in each skein:
Color 1: 20y / 15g -- Color 2: 19y / 14g

Needles
US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm length
US 5 / 3.75 mm double-point needles

Notions
Unique stitch marker for beginning of round
6 (7, 8) stitch markers for crown decreasing
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Gauge
21 sts x 32 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch before blocking

A big “thank you” to my test knitter Laur290121!