Handspun used was spun by me like 3? years ago and was a scarf I frogged to use the yarn because I LOVE it so. Yarn was a 2 ply worsted to chunky, not as bulky as most of my yarns. See the mohairy aura? love that.
I am still working on a version for one skein of my typical bulky to super bulky handspun. The trouble I run into is that it is too thick to make the lace rows, so I need to modify the lace pattern to accommodate the bulkiness.
I MODIFIED the pattern as follows– and these are loose instructions mainly for my notes.
Changed cast on stitches to 56.
Kept to pattern until decreases…. changed the purl 2 rows to Purl 1 row between the first 2 decreases....
and about half way through the top portion of the hat I started to decrease every row as it was getting too heavy. This made the top more flat, like a beret. I like this though.
I am supposed to be spinning... but woke with a headache and the meds made me floopyish. meh. Afraid to knit, that I will screw it up, so here I am dibbling around on the time-sucking-computer. haha.
K-- spanking myself soundly and sending me back to the wheel.
ooh-- hat on needles is Acid Grasshopper green with wooden skull beads! almost done. Pics soon.