I *love* Patti’s description of how she felted her own CCM felt hat (from a felt hat kit)… Super resourceful method for felting!
I cast on for my first CCM hat on Saturday, March 17 and finished the knitting on Wednesday, March 21. I would have finished it sooner but I miscalculated my yarn amount and ran out of yarn. By about a yard or so. I ripped it back to the row before the decreases and all was well.
The yarn is a llama and wool blend and sheds like crazy! We have a septic system and I was afraid it would clog things up so I decided to felt it by hand with a 5-gallon bucket, hot water and new plunger.
I should have taken pictures but I did this in the bathtub Thursday evening. It was unseasonably hot and I was working up a sweat. The lighting was bad. Trust me the pictures wouldn’t have been good.
I added about 4-5 inches of hot tap water to the bucket, threw in the hat…
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Thanks for the blog post!
Exactly what I was going to say… right back atcha, Patti!
I think it’s cool that you have starter hats (kits) Carrie! From Noie.
Thanks, Noie! I think people really enjoy wearing something they have made themselves by hand. It’s an especially satisfying feeling!