Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Labor Of Love

I finished the qiviut hat a few days ago. It was well received but it took some cajoling to get a modelled photo.

handspun qiviut toque

I spun the yarn myself from fibre that was a gift from a friend. Qiviut fibre (the ultra soft undercoat of a musk ox) is very hard to come by and commercially spun qiviut sells for $70 - $80 per ounce! This hat, with its folded up brim, weighs about 2 ounces. A rare and pricey hat for a very deserving man.

handspun qiviut toque back view

6 comments:

Nicole said...

Love it!

mighella said...

Awesome! Looks warm, cozy and manly all at once :) <3

jason said...

I have been looking for a hat like that an can not find one an if my grandmother had not passed she would have made me one if ever you make one more I would love to buy one same color

jason said...

very nice

Mariane said...

Did you use a pattern for this hat? My husband had a similar one made from quiviut, but lost it! I won't pay for a new one but am determined to try and make one that fits as nicely...

Marlene said...

The free pattern is "Lifestyles Top Down Hat" and it is available on Ravelry.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lifestyle-top-down-hats-no-swatch-needed