This is what I came up with to compliment my 4! Ounce! Challenge! Handspun.
Called her "Hayley", because the idea was conceived whilst on a beach in Hayle, watching all 3 of my beautiful boys having the time of their lives in the sea.
Now, as you know, I test knit hats for the venerable WoollyWormhead, and I have to say I was a bit worried that this looked a lot like one of hers, but when you have a friend who is one of the most innovative hat designers ever, it'd be hard not to design something totally different.
I am not really a pattern designer, but when I do dip my toes in to the arena, I do it with care.
This hat flew out of my brain and onto the needles, no question, the yarn knew what it wanted to be.
It is my design, 100%, as it was designed for the yarn I spun from scratch.
It does translate over to millspun, as I test knitted it twice with some Radiance I took with me on holiday, but they don't drape and shine like this one does. They don't have the uniqueness of pure inspiration this one does.
I'll be writing the pattern up over the next week or so, as my deadline to be eligible to be a player for nice prizes is the end of September.
It'd be nice to win a prize, don't get me wrong, everyone likes to win something and be recognised for their work...but I took part in this challenge for me.
To see if I could do something like this, from start to finish, without having to invent some elaborate wimping out excuse and then hide for a while so peeps could forget I said I'd do something when I couldn't ;)
HaHa....that's me...I am an artist you know, dahhhling ;)
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