This Christmas I'm making a few felted knits for people. This hat is the first one that I can cross of my list.
I added one of my chocheted flower pins for a little extra somethin' and splash of color.
Pattern Source: This is a pattern print out that I picked up at a yarn shop years ago, can't recall when and where.
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino
Needles: size 10.5
Notes: Jo Ann Fabrics sells this yarn. It's often on sale and it felts great!
Before and after shots to show how huge this was before I felted it!
Picture doesn't really do it justice.
Update on the iCord Maker:
Thanks you for your comments and suggestions. I also asked Betz White (she's so nice) and she sent me a very nice email and gave some tips like:
• You have to use a fingering wt yarn
• Be sure you have enough weight on it.
• Keep tension on the yarn/cord coming out the bottom so the stitches go down inside the machine.
So I tried it again, took my time and made sure the yarn wasn't splitting on me in those latches (they are picky and that was one of my problems before). I made sure the weight was pulling the icord down and that the yarn coming in had slack. It was working wonderfully. I got 60" done and then the crank started turning a bit hard, and then SNAP! One of the latch needles busted right off. You've got to be kidding me - AHHHHHH!!!