Shetland Wool Hat - Handraised Handspun Handknit Brown Natural Color

comments (0) January 27th, 2009 in gallery     

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This offer is for a neat little hat, adult size.  The wool came from one of our first rams, Woody.  I raised the ram, washed, carded, spun and knit the wool for this hat all here on our farm.  The wool for this hat is the natural color of the sheep, no dyes were used.  I include with the hat a photo of Woody for you to appreciate.  This hat is not super soft, but is wearable.  The wool was processed in my home, not by a commercial mill, so it still has natural softening agents in the wool.  Other than shearing, I am responsible for all other aspects of prepping the fiber into yarn.  I wash the wool with regular laundry soap.  Once the wool dries, I flick card the locks, which thoroughly removes dirt and debris.  Flick carding also removes dry tips, which prevents noils and pills.  After I've flicked the locks, I spin them up.  This hat was knit in the round, so it has no seams, its perfectly smooth all the way around.  We raise shetland sheep on our small family farm.  We usually have around 20 or so adults that we use for breeding stock.  Please check out our website and blog for more information on our sheep.  www.wpshetlands.homestead.com  www.whisperingpinesshetlands.blogspot.com.  I hope you enjoy this hat.

Pattern or design used: My own design
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