Original title huh?
My first felting project in my newer front loader washing machine.
Flowers on a Grave the September KAL Hat for the Hats, Hats, Hats group on Ravelry
Lamb's Pride Worsted in Navy
Flowers knit in Lorna's Laces Worsted Mixed Berries leftovers from Meathead Hats .
US 10.5 circulars
Pre-felted 11"w x 10 1/2" tall, felted 8 1/2" w x 7 1/2 tall
Mods- none. I knit the 3 flowers with what leftovers I had. Think I'll use the pink/mauvey color from one of the Meathead hats to add 2 more to it. I don't think it's big enough for the hat.
See the brim is curled. hmmm I really wanted the smooth flat edge like the pattern shows, wonder how to do that?
A close up of the 3 knit flowers. Put on a coil less safety pin.
I do like the hat, the crown decreases were a bit of a pain as they took longer than the rest of the pattern, but it really makes the top of it so round.
As for the felting, you can still stitch defination, but it did shrink to fit. With my front loader I am finding despite the 8 pairs of jeans in there for agitation, felting Lamb's Pride yarns just don't loose the stitch defination, Patons and Cascade yarns do. I have another felted project coming up soon, and am still planning on using the Lamb's Pride. I may try to go to the laundromat and experiment there with the top loader though.
Hehe..sorry no full face shots, gah, I looked so ick in them, decided I wouldn't frighten you so early in the week LOL!