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A newer breed of sheep, Montadale is still a relative unknown. Springy, soft, and easy to dye, it's delightful in a knitted hat. The original version of this hat used handcarded, handspun yarn, naturally dyed with brilliant turmeric. The breed-specific-yarn company Solitude Wool serves this wool for spinners in their Montadale True Woolen yarn. Create the texture of this hat as you work in the round using simple combinations of knit and purl.
Read more about the Montadale: A New American Breed: Meet the Montadale Sheep
Learn about the yarn-makers: Meet Solitude Wool: Breed-Specific Yarn and Fiber
Yarn Solitude Wool Montadale True Woolen (100% Montadale wool, 140 yd [128 m]/4 oz; heavy worsted), 1 skein.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn), optional. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 15¼ sts and 26 rnds = 4" in St st.
Finished Size 21" circumference and 8" tall.
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