In November 2014, the Alberta Yarn Project was awarded the Make Something Edmonton Project Accelerator Grant to commission hand spun yarn from Alberta based fibre artists. But what do you make with hand spun yarn?
Designed during Edmonton’s 2015 Resilience Festival, this hat showcases the intrinsic beauty of hand spun yarn, giving it space to do it’s thing in a large chunk of simple stockinette stitch.
Gauge: 1cm = 2 stitches in stockinette on 4.5 mm needles.
This gauge will produce a loose fitting, floppy hat with a circumference of 56cm, which is particularly flattering on humans like myself with big curly hair. A closer fitting tuque can be achieved by knitting the body of the hat on 4mm needles instead of 4.5mm.