Earlier this month we had some COLD weather, so I took that as an opportunity to whip up a fun cold weather project. I think that this just might be the first thing I’ve ever knit from Knitty while the issue is still current!
This is the Shroom hat knit in about 1.2 skeins of Rowan Big Wool. I would love to try the Spud & Chloe Outer at some point, but I’ve had this yarn in my stash for years now and really wanted to use some of it!! Also, brown is my favorite neutral.
The pattern author warns against substituting yarn, so I will add my 2 cents as well – My hat is not incredibly slouchy – first off – my head is big so I always have to make my hats longer than the pattern calls for – I didn’t do this for this particular hat, therefore the slouch is not as *slouchy*. I am okay with this b/c I was not too sure how I would look in this particular style of hat since I typically knit beanie styles for myself. Secondly, this fabric is stiff!! I like it b/c it is also very warm!! However, getting that 1×1 ribbing to stretch over my head on the first try was an obstacle! I put the hat on Jason and he stretched it out nicely for me and now it fits perfectly!