Although I've always been interested in old knitting and everything associated with it, this was the first actual piece I'd knitted as a replica, towards the back end of last year. I found the pattern in an old issue of Spin Off magazine, and couldn't resist having a go. I knitted two in this wool, as I enoyed the pattern so much. It's a handspun (but not by me) Jacob wool, soft and very nice to knit with. I then did a thrid, but spun my own wool from some Jacob fleece I was given a while ago. This third hat was given to OH for Christmas, and he was thrilled to bits with it.
If you look closely, you'll see a small button on the crown- this is for buttoning inside your helmet. A hanging loop is worked on to the brim, for hanging the hat when not being worn.
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