I love wearing and making hats. I made this too big first so I had to rip it out. I made it to fit a 20 inch head. The thing is that my head is really 21 inches. Hats are often too big or too small. I really like the fit of this hat. I followed the same instructions/notes that I made to make another hat and I am unsure of it. I think it might even be the colours. I don't mind a slightly snug hat because when it is windy, your hat then doesn't act as a parachute.
The brim and the very top is handspun Shetland, that I spun myself. It is naturally coloured. I also purchased these Hedgehogfibres batts in 2012 and spun it. I wasn't too happy with my spinning job. I spun the batts quite bulky, which I don't always do but I am happy with this hat. This hat goes well enough with my new garter stitch shawl. Funny enough, my new shawl is also spun Hedgehogfibres merino and silk handspun with a tan sock yarn.
Both are keeping me warm as it seems to be getting cooler here in Ireland.
I am now on Instagram as Ellie and Ada.