Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Beautiful Hat for a Great Cause-Ricefield Collective "Upward"


I was so attracted to this hat at the NJFAF (New Jersey Fiber Arts Fair) a few weeks ago. I purchased one, and set about copying it as the pattern has not been released yet. These hats have been designed to benefit The Ricefield Collective , the income directly benefits women in the Phillipines who would otherwise have to move away because of a lack of local proximity to any kind of economic possibilities. The website has a wonderful video describing Merideth's work in the Phillipines and her gorgeous collection. Designed by a variety of knitwear designers, this is a great place to purchase holiday gifts. The wool is very soft, and the quality is great.
The hat I copied is the "UPWARD" :
"Upward" hat using my handspun yarn

New riff on the "Upward" hat





Completed handspun (asymmetrical) hat
see above the next variation which has varied ribs and cables travelling around the width. I have been really into hat knitting in the past 6 months, and this has opened up a whole new way of working "on the diagonal". 










1 comment:

Attic Clutter said...

Happy New Year(:)
darling hats
hugs,patty