I hope you had a great weekend and you were
able to eat ice cream too!
|This looks like it is about 4" wide, but it is closer to 9 inches in diameter.|
|Blending on a hackle and using a diz to remove the fiber from this hackle.|
|Top of the hat.|
|After this, I spun the Merino top and made it a two-ply yarn. I single crocheted a border and placed 8 squash colored buttons around the band. This hat can be worn by male or female, but I think most men would not want the buttons on the bottom border. |
As you may have noticed, buttons may give a hand-made item a finished look. For the last row, I like to crochet around the stem of each stitch in the second to the last row, which gives the bottom of the hat more support and doesn't allow the hat to stretch out of place.
Another crocheted, hand-spun yarn trivet. As you see, there is a button in the center. This button is not flat, but the raised stitches around the decorative center allow for most items to sit level.