Monday, July 13, 2015

Knit Hat

This hat is made from a blend of many different colors of wool with a tiny bit of blue metallic sparkle that is too subtle to show up in the photos. The tiny sparkles only show up in bright light or sunlight. The crocheted circle and the band around the edge are made from more of the same colors blended with a lot of black.  The band can also be turned up.

Ski Caps

Most people don't spend a lot of time thinking about ski caps in July, but this is my time for stocking up and taking custom orders.

This first ski cap is a new lumpy knit style that I like quite a lot.  It's made mostly from wool, with some llama wool, mohair and poodle hair.  Here are a couple of  different views.  The bead is painted glass.

This next ski cap was a custom order and is made from malamute hair.  The first photo on the display head shows a little more of the hat, and the second one was taken by the customer.  I love this photo.  So cute!


Some New Hats

Time to get this blog caught up!  I've made quite a few new hats, but haven't had much time for posting them here.  Back in May I made these two plant fiber skull caps. This first one is mostly linen dyed dark gray with some turquoise and red cotton. 

This second one is mostly cotton with some thin accent stripes in linen.  Both fit a medium large size adult.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fez Hat

I made a new custom fez style hat recently for a customer who really likes them.  This is his third one!  He's a redhead, so I thought that blue and gray might work well for him.  It turns out that he loves it!  I asked him to send a photo of himself wearing it, but no luck yet.  Anyhow here are two photos of the hat on a display head.  

The glass bead on the end of the tassel is hard to see, but it's glass and is a sort of dark gray and black.  The top part is two ply blue and gray Corriedale and Shetland wool.  The double ply makes it thicker so that it holds it's shape better.  The band is natural gray Shetland wool.


Monday, January 05, 2015

Blue Tam

Having saved up a good supply of different shades of blue yarn, I decided to make a tam with it.  It even has some navy blue dyed Samoyed hair to give it some interesting texture.  It's made from mostly wool (Corriedale, Romney, and Suffolk) with bright blue sections in curly mohair.  This is a nice warm hat for chilly winter weather that looks great and goes well with either jeans or for dress up.  Blue seems to be the one color that looks good on everyone, and doubly so for those with blue eyes!

This hat is posted on my website at and, #34.