Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Metamorphis or Will the hat felt down to the correct size?

I started this hat a few weeks ago and it started like this:


Well, I finished up the hat today and it looks like this:

Mind you, I haven't felted it yet. It is enormous. So big, when I put it on my head, the brim is on my shoulders. I didn't use heavy worsted, as the pattern suggested, but medium worsted and was right on gauge. I did use Patons SWS in Crimson and am curious how much it will felt down. You see, I have a problem. I have a front loader and I can't check, it as the instructions read. Usually when I felt something, I just toss it in, add a pair of jeans and see what happens, which will be the case in this hat. I am hoping it comes out like the multi-colored hat in the top (turquoise multi-color), but we shall see. Cross those fingers this turns out. I'll post the end results soon, stay tuned.

4 comments:

Voie de Vie said...

Well, one way or another, you need to post the felting results! Inquiring minds want to see. :)

Deneen said...

I most certainly will!

Maven said...

SWS felts pretty tight. I'd recommend doing it by hand and not in a machine, so you can manage the shrinkage. I didn't numbers crunch when I felted with it, so I can't tell you what % it'll shrink. :(

Deneen said...

Felted to perfect size for the recipient!

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