Accidental Felter

In a spell of reuse thinking, I found a new life for this vest as a hat.  Yup, that’s right.  This was a vest in its last iteration.

Somehow I managed to put the vest that I knit last year in the washer with the jeans.  I was so annoyed with myself when I pulled it out and found a little bitty, thing.  But alas, I thought, I can do something with this. So, I popped it back in the washer with really hot water, air-dried it flat, then sewed up the neck and armholes, added a couple of pompoms and voila- a cutey, felted hat.  The yarn is Malabrigo worsted, pure merino, kettle dyed with intense, deep color and  a dream to knit.

I am heading to the closet now to start experimenting with some old sweaters as I am now an accidental felter.