Custom Hat in Variegated Wool Blend

Item Name & Description: Custom Hat in Variegated Wool Blend

The auction winner will get one hat made to any measurements (adult, child, baby (heck, for baby sizes I’d make two)) from their choice of the yarns shown below. Both are Bollicine Maxi, a worsted-weight blend of 70% wool and 30% acrylic that is next-to-skin soft. The pastel has pink, lavender, and pale to light blue; the grey has charcoal, medium grey, white, and a very subtle lavender/almost-grey.

These variegated yarns will look best in a plain knit stitch rather than any fancy texture. I can do the winner’s choice of ear-warming methods: a deep fold-up ribbing, earflaps with or without ties, a helmet style that comes down over the ears and back of the neck, or a beanie with none of the above. More technical details available upon request.

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Starting Bid: $10 US

Notes: Yarn has lived in a non-smoking household with one dog; the finished item will get a bath just before shipping. I will mail anywhere in North America at no additional cost; for other continents I would ask the auction winner for an additional donation equal to shipping costs. Allow two to three weeks for knitting after you send me your measurements.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


  1. $15.
    I’m not sure how to figure out hat size.

  2. Karen, I’ll knit to actual measurements in inches or centimeters, not the arcane sizing charts of the millinery industry. I’ll ask for two simple measurements; taking them will be easier with a tape measure and a friend, but possible with just a piece of string (or your mouse cord) and a ruler.

    If the winner wants a hat made for someone to whose head they do not have access, I can suggest some construction details that will improve the chances of a good fit.

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