Chroma has been out for about 2 weeks now – have you tried it yet? I am honestly so in love with it. I can’t stop knitting with it! First I tried the fingering weight for my Fishy Mitts that I already wrote about. But when I finished, I wanted to keep playing with it! Hats are one of my favorite things to knit (sadly, no one I know wears hats…so now I have a lot of them) so I decided to try out some different hat patterns with Chroma Worsted.
First – I decided to do a Turn A Square by Jared Flood. I’ve actually never tried this pattern before, though I have done a few by Jared Flood. Alison has an addiction to this pattern so it seemed like a perfect time to try it out.
What a fun hat! Just mindless enough to do when watching a movie but interesting enough to hold my attention at other times. I used Bittersweet Heather & Smoothie for it – my jogless jogs didn’t turn out as well as I hoped though
I ended up doing a smaller one for my 6 year old nephew because he’s an Oregon State Beavers fan & orange is their color. (I myself am a Univerisity of Oregon Ducks fan but I don’t hold that against him). I did it in opposite colors of mine – though I didn’t get a photo of it sadly.
It took awhile but I decided on Rollerskate – such bright fun colors! It worked perfectly with the pattern:
I just love slouchy hats and this one is so much fun to wear. My favorite part? The top is so cute!
And the chevron striping is a nice alternative to straight striping – and isn’t much more difficult to do than just stockinette.
So if you bought a skein of Chroma because it was just so pretty (which, believe me, I did!) and are looking for something to do with it, hats are a perfect project. I had leftovers from my Ida’s Kitchen – even with the extra length – and a lot left over from the 2 Turn A Square hats I made.
Do you have any suggestions for one skein Chroma projects? Leave them in the comments – I have several more skeins to use up!