Monday, July 13, 2009


Pattern: Sloochie by Woolly Wormhead
Yarn: Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Aran
Yardage: 153 (around 88g of 100g)
Needles: 4.5mm DPNs and 16" circ.

Knit as part of the July Vertical KAL in the Wormhead's Hats group on Ravelry. I made the largest size with no real mods (body ended up a little longer) and it fits very well. I love the pixie style. This was the first time I'd knit a top-down hat, and for once I did OK with DPNs, changing over to a circ at around 90 stitches. The Wensleydale is lovely wool, quite "heavy" in its own way but it makes a good fabric. I may knit this hat again in a "loftier" wool.

As promised here are a few photos of the animals at Woolfest.

Just been shorn!

These two young 'uns were having a head-butting contest with the black sheep next door!

Gorgeous alpacas - they look like they are knitted when they've been shorn

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At 7:28 am, July 15, 2009, Blogger Sarah said...

That is a cute hat - and sadly not so unsuitable for this July!

At 2:40 pm, July 17, 2009, Blogger acrylik said...

Ooooh, love your hat! The pixie style is great :)

At 1:52 pm, July 18, 2009, Blogger Linda said...

Lovely hat and a great colour!


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