Handspun Groundhog Hat

I knit this hat from yarn that I spun up from wool (of course) carded together with silk noil. I used a blend of Shetland and Cheviot fleeces, and dyed the wool and silk with Jacquard dyes. You'll notice that my hat did not see its' shadow, therefore there will be an early Spring in Maine- WOOT!!!

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Kilthoser's picture

very pretty! The colours look like the very essence of winter! And it's got a shimmer and sparkle, just like the trees down South after this weekend's storm!

Body by God; shetland socks courtesy of Fred

"Body by God; shetland socks courtesy of Fred"

ronhuber's picture

And a Happy Groundhog's Day to you. I think the snowy wintry weather has inspired you, Albert. Another piece of wearable art. I like how the ears are protected by a double layer of fabric - just where it is needed, and the colours, of course, are wonderful. Congratualations.

DeceptiveCookie's picture

Another Gorgeous hat, Albert!

pjmma's picture

Awesome, awesome colors! Beautiful hat!
Let's hope your hat's prognostication skills are right on target too :)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Quite a dazzling hat, Albert. I like the way the dye absorbed so well in both the wool and the silk. Whoever gets to wear this one will be very lucky. And envied. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Kerry's picture

Albert, what a good job you did with the dyes, great colours, altogether a lovely hat.

PaulJMC's picture

Albert - it looks amazing.

In cielo non c'e vino...beviamolo sulla terra!

scottly's picture

Albert, you need to set up a little hat shop. This one is really fabulous!!!!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Albert,

It is honestly fantastic! Nice choice of yarn. It turned out great.

Chris

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PieintheSky88's picture

Your hats are always so adorable! Whoever is receiving them better appreciate how lucky they are!

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep