Quickie weekend project: FALLen LEAVES Hat

I uncovered a pretty purple ball of Rowan Felted Tweed in my stash the other day, and remembered that I had bought this single ball about two years ago specifically to make a hat, FALLen LEAVES by Satu Grohn.

I kept putting it off because it is worked on smallish needles and a bit fiddly, but I had some time this weekend and thought why not?

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Well, it was fiddly, but I am very happy with the end result. I worked the entire hat on DPNs, because, as ever, despite a stash of needles of ENORMOUS proportions, do you think I could find a 3.5mm circular? Nope. Not a chance in hell.

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There’s not a lot of spring/elasticity in the yarn because it is slightly prefelted, which made pulling it tight between needles a bit of a hassle. A circular would have been much easier. Also the yarn tends to shed little white hairs that are itchy and go everywhere. Not ideal on my dark hair. So for those reasons I wouldn’t use the yarn again for a hat.

But the pattern itself is lovely. I followed the written directions rather than the chart and had no problems. I blocked it on a fruit bowl.

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Now for some cold weather. Please, weather gods, some cold weather! Enough of this never ending summer! Otherwise I shall just have to keep travelling to colder climates to wear all my woollies. 🙂

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