Making the Winter Hat

Now that I have experimented with a commercial Art Yarn, it is time to spin my own blend of colours. A warm hat for my husband Robert to wear sailing on the Manawatu Estuary was the aim.

Mood boards 3 & 4

To achieve the effect I wanted, I hand split a commercial blended fleece/roving and spun it in sections of red, faun and cream. Then to retain the colour sections I plied it with the dark brown creating and awesome heathered yarn. I absolutely love the final hat!!!! Thankfully so does Robert.

Mood board 3


Mood board 4