Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Cardamom Coffee Hat

I knit half of this Cardamom Coffee hat by Boyland Knitworks at Easter! I finished the other half over Thanksgiving. It's gift giving potential is too high to languish in the WIP bag any longer. All of the yarn is Knit Picks Palette yarn. It's 100% wool and comes in a whole bunch of colors (as the name would suggest :). 

This is a nice fair isle knitting project. It's detailed, but the repeats are short and easy to remember so you can maybe binge watch cooking shows while you knit. I love the Boyland Knitworks sweater designs, but the lead time on this tiny project would suggest I'm not up for that sort of focused knitting...yet. 

The pompom is a shade lighter than the accent color (see notes below). I also steamed the pompom. My pompoms always look straggly, and sad. The steam gave a nice puff to the skinny fingerling yarn. 

Hat Pattern: Cardamom Coffee Hat by Boyland Knitworks
YARN
Main: Knit Picks Palette Yarn in Navy
Background: Knit Picks Palette Yarn in Mist
Accent: Knit Picks Palette Yarn in Autumn Heather
Pompom: Knit Picks Palette Yarn in Brindle Heather
Needles: 3 US


2 comments:

  1. Can I be on your Christmas list? No? Well then, can you tell me your method for making a pompom? And *steaming* them? Do tell!
    Beautiful hat - well worth the wait!

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    1. Ha! Thank you Melody! I actually used a pompom maker from an American Girl craft kit. It's just a piece of plastic that you wrap the yarn around. I think it was supposed to make a 2" pompom but I trimmed it considerably so it would look full. Then I put in of the ironing board and shot steam at it. :) Very low tech. Fingering yarn doesn't lend itself to a good pompom, the steam helped the yarn bloom.

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