Purl Soho’s new Line Weight yarn (100% merino wool) is wonderful-feeling stuff, and it knits up beautifully – it is incredibly soft, with just a little halo around it. This project called for the yarn to be held doubled throughout, and I am very glad for that, because it is so fine and thin, I think it would take forever to finish a single-strand project!
As it is, this hat took a while, given that it’s knit on US 4s and the entire thing is a K1 P1 ribbed pattern. The pattern is available here and I used one skein each of colors Heirloom White and Cardamom Green.
I knit size Women’s medium / Men’s small, but I had to use US 4s (instead of the recommended US 3s) because that was all I had available. Although I took care to knit with a tight gauge, given how stretchy the resulting fabric is, I should have knit one size smaller – even if I was on US 3s. The FO might be a better fit on my husband than me – it fits me fine, just not as snugly as I would like.
I absolutely love the marled look – this is one of those projects that, if only I had the time, I would knit in every color, just to see how it came out! Because each skein is a whopping 494 yards, I have enough left for another hat – if anyone wants to knit one for themselves, I’d be happy to send you the yarn and the pattern link 🙂Pin It