Bright and Shiny

Is that not the best description for this rainbow hat, knit in this yarn?  The pom pom was the finishing touch.  I will never almost get hit by a car while running again.  Not with this rainbow pompom bouncing around down the road.

(more on ravelry, kollabora, flickr, instagram)

I made one of these Dee’s Slouch hats last year for my daughter’s friend, so I knew I liked the shape.  Since I couldn’t use the Gynx yarn for my EZ sweater, I thought I’d at least use it quickly.  So, tada…..

I used a size 3 circular for magic loop and knit as directed, except I added some length before decreasing for the top.  The off-white yarn I used to fill in the pom pom is just Wool of the Andes in Cloud.  The Gynx Yarn is the Totoro 2 color way.

I made the pom pom using two pieces of a gift wrap roller, as in this tutorial.  It was a mess.

My head will never get cold this winter.  Watch the first real cold front blow in while I’m away and hatless.  I won’t say that I’m done knitting hats, though, because I won the yarn for Woolly Mammoth in a Holla Knits giveaway.  So that will be happening very soon.

But first, I have to finish my Aidez, and would you believe I started another fingering weight sweater?

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Julie Morin

    Gah! That is the most ridiculous (in a gorgeous sorta way) hat ever!! I'm always so nervous about using variated yarn that I stick to solids pretty much 99% of the time…but I think I need to just throw myself in and make something like this! 🙂

  2. Corinne Roffler

    that hat is way cool! I just finished a hat with pompom yesterday and I wore it all day today, on my bike to school and while drinking mulled wine. That sweater looks lovely too.

  3. Truly Myrtle

    Love the hat and I can totally believe you started another fingering weight sweater 😉

  4. Elena Knits

    Wow, another hat! Your heads will be warm this winter for sure. That colorway is lovely, and the pom pom detail makes it unique. Looking forward to seeing the progress on that new sweater!

  5. Lea Lacoste

    that yarn!! love love the color, such a cool hat to wear during the darker days of winter!

  6. Woollen Wilderness

    That is one heck of a pompom you got there! An awesome pompom for an awesome hat.

  7. MichelleCarter

    Yes! Do it! I find it difficult to use variegated for anything but accessories. I used a more subtly variegated Cascade Paints colorway for Ease, but I was walking a fine line between fun and visual chaos.
    Accessories are supposed to be fun anyway, right?

  8. MichelleCarter

    Hmmm, I guess you don't have your hat on your rav page yet. There's something about a Pom Pom, isn't there? It makes me think of Charlie Brown Christmas and being a kid. But biking with a Pom Pom hat? That's the ultimate in childlike fun 🙂
    I'm very excited about the Drift's Ridge sweater. Being fingering weight, it will get much more wear than my heavier stuff. I also got a nicer quality yarn for it than usual.

  9. MichelleCarter

    Hehe, I can't seem to help myself.

  10. MichelleCarter

    I know! I wore the same couple of hats for years, now I have a hat for every day of the week, plus gift hats. I still have another two or three I'd like to make with special yarn. This is my year for using single indie dyer skeins in my stash, I think.

  11. MichelleCarter

    That's what I was thinking, Lea. They're Autumn colors in all of their glory and a nice contrast to our blah, brown winters. And thanks!

  12. MichelleCarter

    Thanks! My husband encouraged me to go big.

  13. MichelleCarter

    Thanks, Jennifer!

  14. Sara A.

    Don't know how you do those small gauge sweaters… I've yet to dare beyond a DK, but there's a lot more of me to cover and a much colder climate up here.

  15. MichelleCarter

    Oh man, if I lived in a cold climate I'd use bulky and worsted all of the time. They do work up so much faster! but when i finish something of a finer weight, I tend to wear it more often and feel a little extra pleased that I actually finished it.

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