Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mom's Wool-Free Hat

Mom wants a purple and black hat but can't wear wool. I'm using Cotton-Bamboo-Silk yarn (called, CoBaSi, of course) in Selbu Modern, a popular Fair Isle pattern on Ravelry.

CoBaSi Yarn

Getting the tension right for Fair Isle, it turns out, is much easier when there are wooly fibers to stick to each other, but I'm forging ahead. It gets easier with practice.

Fair Isle Hat In Progress 

It's slow going and there's a lot of untwisting and repositioning yarn, but I'm happy so far. Here's my project on Ravelry.