Cashmere. One Hundred Percent.

If this blog were an indicator of real life a person could conclude that all we do around here is knit.
I can assure you that is not the case.
The vast majority of my crafty, creative time has definitely been usurped by work and chores and meal preparations, so most of my sewing has gone the way of the leaves on the trees.Knitting is just such a great stop and start activity. If I leave a sewing project mid-completion it takes me forever to get back around to picking it up. The biggest challenge with knitting is the ridiculously long list of things I want to make. The list is so long that I find I don't even know where to start once I cast off one thing and want to cast on another.
Oh the endless choices.
I had no trouble deciding to cast on this hat, though. The minute I saw them on display I could barely stand the thought of living without one. My friend Heidi wrote the pattern for The Hannah Hat. She also sells the yarn, which she hand plies of 100% recycled cashmere garments.
There is no softer yarn in all the world. Knitting with this yarn was the most luxurious experience I've ever had with yarn. I wish I were joking because I never thought I'd be this way about yarn. I never saw the words yarn snob headed my direction. But there they are. Visit Pepperberry Knits and snag a skein of this yarn (keep checking back...she sells out quickly this time of year)for yourself. One skein of the sport weight yarn will be the perfect amount for knitting The Hannah Hat. There are three variations on the pattern, too, so you can make your dream hat.

What's that you say? You don't knit? Well, that's no problem. She'll knit one for you!

Now does anyone have a suggestion for the perfect toddler cardigan? I can't make up my mind! I'm using Lambs Pride Bulky and I have 440 yards available.

Comments

  1. You knit beautifully. And the hat looks great on you! Thanks for all the amazing accolades! More cashmere is being spun on my spinning wheel right now and is almost ready for listing.

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  2. Looooove cashmere. I have several skeins stashed that I really need to use, but really want to sit and admire and pet instead. :) Love your hat! You are so talented!!! Off to check Heidi's yarn!

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  3. Heidi is in the midst of making me a hat. I can't wait to get it...we can be hat twins, Heather!! In 5th grade there was a "club" amongst the girls in my class...The Hat Club. I was not in the club (and neither was anyone else once the teacher got wind of it), so maybe that feeds my obsession with hats:)!! Ahhhh...the hat!

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  4. AH. MAZE. ING.

    I love love love that hat pattern, the yarn sounds gorgeous and you did a beautiful job bringing it all together. Fabulous!!!

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  5. Beautiful work, Heather! Just beautiful, and it looks fantastic on you. I've never knit with cashmere, but my-oh-my, I sure want to. Toddler sweater patterns? I've been eyeing Neighborly on Ravelry...don't know if it calls for bulky or not, though. Have fun, and knit on, girl!

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  6. So pretty! And I do love the cashmere!

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  7. Oh I love this hat on you and I can just imagine how soft the cashmere must be. I will NOT allow myself to start knitting because there would be yet another craft for which to buy beautiful, expensive supplies. But I'm tempted. Oh yes, I'm tempted.

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  8. That hat is adorable!

    So far, all I can manage are plain scarves. That hat intimdates me.

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  9. Great job, Heather! The hat looks awesome, and the yarn -- oh, cashmere -- I can almost feel the luxury through my screen.

    Nothing beats cashmere!

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  10. I love the hat!! YOu are such an amazing knitter. I need to get brave and try some gloves or a hat. But I have the same problem as you, too many things I want to knit.

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  11. Such a cool looking hat! Your so talented. Love it. Thanks for all your support. Your comments mean alot to me.

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  12. what a lovely cashmere hat! I was in Target today, looking at the cashmere scarves and hats they have for sale there. I thought "Oh, those are nice and soft but I could make myself something SO much nicer" Methinks a trip to my yarn shop this week is in order.
    :)

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  13. I love, love, LOVE that hat!! So exciting to see it finished after hearing about it on FB! Have a great rest of your weekend!

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  14. Gorgeous hat! And the yarn sounds tempting...

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  15. beautiful hat and great job knitting it!

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  16. Just stopping by to let you know you're a featured Small is Beautiful blogger at Magpie Girl today!
    http://www.magpie-girl.com/20091213/small-is-beautiful-decembers-featured-bloggers/

    Much Warmth,

    Rachelle

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