2016 is the Year of the Hat in my Ravelry Finish or Frog It group. That's great because it coincides nicely with my 2016 Year of the Purge. Since I'm trying to clean things out of my house and move them to places where they can be used and loved (or in worst case scenarios disposed), knitting hats is a fantastic way to use up those random 1-2 skeins leftover from other projects.
My friend Michelle made Plucky Knitter's Marled Hat. It's the perfect hat for stash busting as it uses two different colors of worsted weight yarn held together to create the marled effect. It's super thick and warm and since it's knit on big needles, it knits up quickly.
I made a blue marled hat using two skeins of Cascade 220 that were on my shelf for about ten years. I'm thrilled to finally have them become a stylish wearable item.
It's fine as is, but I liked how Michelle added a fur pompom. So I purchased a few faux fur pompoms online and played around with them.
My personal review is that the Bernat faux pompom is fabulous. It is 3.5 inches in diameter, comes in a variety of amazing colors, and looks and feels like fur. The brown pompom is nice, but it has the look and feel of a teddy bear pompom.
I wasn't kidding when I said it was a large pompom!
The hat has a lovely slouch to it. It's fashionable, warm and you can make up your own color combination.
I made the third marled hat in two shades of purple. If you're fortunate enough to own some Plucky Knitter yarn - you'll have an even more luxurious experience knitting the Marled Hat. But any worsted weight wool will do.
How quickly can you bust your stash and make some of these lovely marled hats?