You may have forgotten about Sheepspot Skein 2. I got it in October, and I’ve kind of lost track of what month it was for–August or September, so from now on, I’m going to call them by their number. So this is Sheepspot Skein 2.
Sheepspot Skein 2: I Envision A Hat
I wanted to make a hat. I was kind of inspired by the earflap style hat, but didn’t want to do earflaps. So is it an earflap hat or not? Kind of. It has a shaped back half which covers the ears, but also the back of your neck. Neat, huh.
As you can see, this was kind of unremarkable before it got the final finishing touches.
I started from the top down but again, adopted an idea from another hat. I cast on stitches and worked a “pigtail” then increased so I had a stitch count divisible by eight and began working my hat, increasing until I had sufficient stitches. After that I worked even until I had the length I wanted and worked short rows across the back of the hat to shape the hat over the ears and neck. I then went back to working in the round to work the ribbing and ended with JSSBO.
Sheepspot Skein 2 Becomes A Hat
I added a looped fringe to the pigtail by sewing the yarn onto the end. I wet-blocked the hat, then steamed it into the shape I wanted. I put it on the head and pretty much forgot about it. I needed to get some proposals put together for some third-party work and apparently, once I moved on I haven’t looked back.
I need to write up the pattern so I can publish it. And find a better name than Sheepspot Skein 2. Way better! The pattern will be available to download through my Holiday newsletter on December 24. It will be a temporary pattern, in one size, and the final pattern will be released in August 2016.
I loved the yarn. Yummy but with a little character. It was easy to knit at a worsted gauge. I love the Fall Birch color way and think it would work for any gender, any age.
I received Sheepspot Skein 3, and I completely know what I’m going to do it. Can’t wait to get started but I think I need to be firm with myself about finishing what I’ve started.
I need some final photos, and I thought no time like the present. My camera started beeping at me and it took me a while to figure out that the problem was a full memory card. I always forget to delete photos from the camera. I’ve now got some final product photos.