In February I went on a short trip to Seattle with some of my family on my husband’s side. My brother-in-law, Jonathan, and his wife, Kat, took the ferry to Bainbridge Island and found black cashmere in a shop called Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.
It was at this time that I received a strange call about a yarn shop and cashmere yarn. My brother had fallen for yarn. He asked if I could make a hat from this yarn.
The yarn was wonderful to work with, probably the softest yarn I have felt. The pattern was also great and if you don’t like to seam it’s easy to knit in the round. It calls for two strands held together for the cast on and I’m sure some won’t want to be bothered, but it gives a nice, sturdy edge to the hat. Do try it.
Pattern: Devin’s Toque. Yarn: HandMaiden 4-ply black cashmere. Started February 23, finished March 17. Modifications: Knitted in the round and added two more rounds at the top, one stockinette and another decrease round. I discovered that this yarn will break easily when pulled at a single point. Use a light hand while finishing and you’ll be happy with the results.

black cashmere hat