a good pattern to use my handspun alpaca. it was one of my early handspun yarns (never posted photos of it before) and is quite irregular with chunky and thin/overtwisted bits. but even tough the hat looks a little rough i like the look.
i modified the pattern a little, knit less ribbing rows and also knit only 3 repeats of section A – was going for a normal hat and not a slouchy look. it fits quite nicely 🙂
the hat was finished in only one evening yesterday (watching „the blind side“) and i already wore it when we were geocaching today. my ears stayed nice and toasty 😉
pattern: broadwalk by elizabeth pedersen
yarn: grey handspun alpaca with a yardage about 200m and 91g
needles: 3.5mm and 4mm dpns
cup of yarn anyone?! this is a shot of the alpaca yarn (rests). you can see the chunky and thin parts: