Both of my sheep hats are finished. The first, Sheep 1, was the pattern Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith. I used the colors specified and the yarn as specified, Jamieson’s Shetland Heather Aran. It is warm, but I think that I would have liked to brighten it up more. My friend Jane made a bright version of this for a child with Dale of Norway Baby Ull, will keep that in mind for a baby gift in the future.
I cast on with the size 6 needles (per the pattern), and was unhappy with the result pretty much from the beginning. The Fair Isle portion was knit with size 7, and that works well. So, when I was all finished knitting, I cut back to the start of the Fair Isle and knit the ribbing down with size 3 needles. Much, much better. And I did a double rib tubular bind off. I will discuss how to do that in a later post.
Here is the inside of the Baa-ble hat.
Sheep 2 hat is the Sheep Heid tam by Kate Davies. Kate designed hers using many of the natural colors of Shetland wool, Using Jamieson’s Spindrift yarn. I had some of that yarn in my stash, but not all the correct colors. So mine is a bit more colorful. And very warm, I am really liking it.
and this inside of this hat…