This post is about a very fun and easy hat I knit a few years ago but never got around to blogging about. In 2010, I knitted up a bit of chunky yarn to create my Faux Fair Isle Sock Hat.
Wanting a cosy winter hat with a splash of color, I looked for a chunky yarn that made me happy to look at. Of course, my allergy to wool made it imperative that it have less than 10% wool content in the yarn. Having heard good things about Sirdar Crofter and enjoyed making a baby beanie hat with the DK, I made my choice. Cork Wools and Crafty Alley both carried this yarn at the time of my purchase.
I started this hat at the top and based the increases on a sock toe pattern.
This was made in 2010 before I tried Erika Knight’s Baby Beanie pattern. It was a relatively quick knit and the vibrant colors and variations in the yarn made it all the more interesting. Of course, having a hat that had a slight appearance of colorwork without all the effort was an added bonus.
This was my second attempt at knitting a hat and by far my more successful one. Coincidentally, I did not follow any pattern whatsoever with my first attempt, my Mint Chocolate Hat.
The Loganberry Crofter hat is cosy even though it does look like it would suit a Conehead. I’d blame the sock-based increases, but it actually doesn’t bother me enough to rip back and change it. I ended up taking the tail of yarn at the hat’s top and pulling a tuck of the top in for a flatter appearance. Overall, I was thrilled with how the Crofter knitted up as a pre-patterned yarn as well as texturally. I have wool allergies and the minimal wool in this yarn doesn’t bother me. Which probably means I will be knitting a lot more things for myself with it.