Handspun, handknit hats

I made these 2 hats for a friend from handspun yarn.  This is stuff that I spun last winter and spring, and in my quest to get a really fine yarn I did not appreciate it, and simply put it away in a basket.  Here is the handspun from my  basket:

The blue/grey hank was the first that I pulled out to make a hat.  Knitting with it was very pleasant.  The fiber was so incredibly soft.   This is a great pattern, the Adult Ruth’s Cap from the book Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum.  This is the first pattern that I have made from this book, which I purchased at the Vesterheim Museum when it first came out a few years ago.  It is a really nice book, and I have enjoyed looking at it, but seeing this hat knit up on Ravelry made me look again at the book.  This pattern was chosen because my friend has a small head and I read on Ravelry how well this worked for a more petite noggin.

Then I chose this red/orange multi-colored yarn.  This one was not plyed as tightly as I would have liked to knit with, but it made a very warm hat.  The pattern is Ullstund Hat, designed specifically for handspun yarn that the designer was given.   However, the cables in this hat made it a very warm hat.  I do not have a close-up photo of this hat.  The only change that I made to this pattern was to add a tubular cast-on.