Since we all have hats on the brain now, (or on the head in my case, winter is in effect here in Eugene) I’d like to mention my next hat project…
At my LYS the hot trend at the moment is Mini Mochi yarns from Crystal Palace, knit into the wonderful Fair Isle Hat that was designed to take advantage of its luminous, slow-striping colors. The question appears to be not will you knit this hat, but how many of them will you knit – there are SO MANY CHOICES. I asked PR, one of the regulars around the shop table who has knit 4 mini mochi hats so far, for advice in choosing colors and she suggested going for contrasts – once they are blended by the stranded knitting, the effect will be the most stunning with a pair of yarns that may not appear particularly harmonious at the outset.
Overwhelmed, I went with my gut and grabbed these two. I’m excited to see how they blend and play off each other.
Happy knitting, friends, and keep warm!