Straight to the Point Beanie

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A lovely hat test knit –  a simple and elegant design by Capestrainm on Ravelry.    Morgan Capestrain is the designers real world name and her website is  Based in Tasmania this talented designer is also an indie dyer and a committed environmentalist.    The wool that she uses is “100% sustainable merino wool that comes from farms committed to protecting the environment and maintaining sustainable practices”.

I marvel at how connected we are on Ravelry and how easy it is to communicate with like minded crafters.

The test knit was a simple hat with stocking stitch panels and twisted rib panels adding interest and dividing up the panels.  I used some stash yarn (Yay!) – Drops merino extra fine in a beautiful rich purple. Working on a 3.5mm needle I used 75 grms, a ball and half  – that is 157.5 meters or 172.2 yards.  Size wise I used the stitch count for the large size and the length measurements for the medium size.

This is a nice simple hat that would be perfect for gift giving – the rib effect means it will adjust to different head sizes without being too tight.  Great for guys who want “nothing fancy”.



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