swirled striped hat with ear flaps

What you will need

  • About 75 yards each: 100% wool from A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm
  • peacock 80% wool
  • 20% angora from A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm
  • hand-painted

Q&A with RebeccaZknits

jenthegypsy asked:
that is a great hat! I work outside in the winter weather - those double knit ear flaps would be a wonderful thing. can't wait til you have the pattern available!
RebeccaZknits answered:
Thank you, jenthegypsy. I'll move it to the top of the priority list.
snaysner asked:
Great for skiing or snowboarding...
RebeccaZknits answered:
Very astute of you; I designed this for my son, who rides (snowboards). He's had folk try and buy his (he's got three) while wearing it at the slopes.
Laurie Bailey asked:
This beautiful hat that my daughter is modeling is as soft as a cloud. The double thickness of the ear covers will keep both ears and outer face protected from the cold. We know the sheep this yarn comes from as well as the hands that have dyed it and knit it! The best life is a connected life.
RebeccaZknits answered:
Just a plug for the yarns, which came from A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm. The wool comes from the farm itself; the angora from local rabbit owners. The yarns are spun at small mills in Maine. They're hand-dyed at the farm's fiber center, by resident dye-artist Marty and members of the farm's fiber circle. They also sell fleece, roving, needle-felting supplies, kits, sheep-skin pelts, maple syrup (it's sugar season, right now!) eggs, and maple sausage. Their website: http://awrinkleinthymefarm.com/
paf asked:
Does the pattern come in sizes?
RebeccaZknits answered:
paf, this is no pattern yet, I'm still writing it; a version without earflaps is available. It doesn't comes in sizes, it's sized as you knit, because it's worked from the top down. This means you can use any yarns and needle combination you choose, and finish with a project that fits. It's a process pattern; and I'll include a chart of basic sizes to help knitters who don't know specific head measurements.