Duilleoga an Fhómhair, a cloche style hat mimicking the colours of autumn leaves, using some of the yarn from the Sheep and Wool Centre.
This was a toughie, I frogged this hat so often, I was seeing green.First I tried the báinín wool and 7mm needles but I ran out of wool. A quick rethink, maybe brown and yellow cosúil le autumnal leaves, that might be nice. Using brown yarn and size 5mm needles, I cast on eighteen stitches for cable band, but again not enough yarn. I started afresh with ten stitches in the band width. Plenty of yarn this time but the band was a little thin. Last try, split the difference, thirteen stitches, cable six front and back in a nice braid and one stitch for the edge. Perfect and just enough wool too. The ornate band suited a plain body in a complementing colour, my yellow gorse. A little embellishment to finish. This cute owl button suited the woodland theme perfectly.
Where: The Sheep and Wool Centre, Leenane
Price: 9.90 Euro for a skein/ ball of 50 grams. € 5 for a sample pack of 3 colours 20-30 grams of each
Manufacturer: The Sheep and Wool Centre, Leenane
Yarn type: Pure wool made from the fleece of Texel and Connemara Blackface sheep
Description: natural plant-dyed yarn Irish wool. Mature gorse flowers
These flowers are simmered with yarn and fixed with alum
Needle size: none specified; 5mm?
Yarn Weight: Not specified, maybe Aran /worsted weight. Evenly spun
Colour: Yellow orche made from gorse flowers, brown made from lichen