Clever name, no? I kind of love this hat. It’s sort of Scottish Highlands-meets-Sesame Street. It was going to be slouchier (as per the pattern, the super-easy and quick Sock Yarn Slouch Hat), but I cut it short by a few rows to create a slightly snugger hat. See a tutorial for the pompom here!

It’s knit up in Knit Picks Gloss Fingering (a wool-silk blend) in the Kenai and Scarlet colorways, which was really a joy to work with. It feels soft but warm and durable, and the colors are very vibrant. I used my size 1 Addi Turbo Lace circulars to magic loop it, and I’ll tell you more about why that was a wonderful experience in at a later post.

These are pictures of my beautiful sister modeling for me. Thanks, Nicole!