Road to China Hat

I wanted to do a hat as a birthday gift. And, of course, I had a 3 day time frame. (nothing like last minute knitting)

I went to my local yarn shop Atilier San Francisco and explained my dilemma.  I left with Road to China Garter Stitch Beret pattern and two skeins of Road to China yarn.
This is a great example of the reason WHY to go your local yarn shop. I got yarn that I had never seen before!  Road to China is 65% Baby Alpaca, 10% Cashmere 10%Camel, 15% silk. It is a slice of heaven to touch, and one of the most beautiful yarns I have ever knit with.
I am going to figure out what else to do with it.

The feel and the weight of this yarn cannot be communicated effectively on-line.

The hat pattern is a free pattern with purchase of yarn.
Here is the finished hat.
I will say this, the pattern calls for two VERY different needle sizes. A small needle for the ribbing. and a big (big) needle for the garter stitch part. It is so big that I NEVER thought the results would look like this.
The model that I have on staff was uncooperative for the photo shoot. So I had to use a stand-in.

If you want to touch this stuff, or hear about the colors, call Linda, the manager, she will hook you up.

Atelier Yarns

1945 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Please note: I was not compensated in any way for this post, the yarn or the review. I really just love the yarn that much.

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