Inspired by waves, horizons and shorelines, this hat's gradient stripe wanders around and around until the shaping of the top turns it and stretches it to a fine point..
Dyed with my studio-grown Japanese indigo. The gradient is built with 10 separate, long, dips of the yarn in the indigo vat, with a resist dyeing technique to preserve a band of each shade of blue..
Fit: This snug watchcap has a round top and close fit. The length is enough to cover your ears on most but the largest sized heads..
Fiber: New England sourced and spun 50% alpaca/50% superfine wool.
Unisex one size.
Your new knit requires very little care except to be worn and loved. The most important thing is not to put it in the washing machine! If your knit gets dirty or stretched, handwashing will restore it. To wash, fill a basin with warm water and add about a teaspoon of gentle dishwashing liquid, castile soap, or a fiber wash product such as Unicorn Wash or Eucalan. Don’t use Woolite. Put your knit piece in the basin and let it soak for 30 minutes without agitating it. Remove and refill the basin with fresh water. Put the knit back in the basin and let soak for another 10 minutes. Do 2 more rinses in fresh water. Gently squeeze dry and/or roll in a towel and dry flat.
You can store your knit in the cloth bag it came in. If wool moths are a problem in your house, consider storing in a cedar chest.
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