I handknit them. I have, what some might call. an addiction because I have made so many. Without too many outside committments I can usually finish one hat in a weekend.
When I finish knitting the hat is huge. This one looks like a portion of a clown's costume.
Then I throw it into the washing machine with a pair of old jeans and a little detergent and it shrinks by about one-third.
Sometimes it is very difficult to judge what a new type of yarn (or handspun) will do. Ask me sometime about my-wool-too-far-gone.
|Several finished examples|