There is usually a back story to my designs. In the case of Rock the Pompom, it was kismet. It happened while I was at VKLive in New York City in January.
Somewhere along the way I saw an awesome pompom ~ again, completely outside my "color box". Again, I didn't buy it right away. After all, this was the first day of the marketplace and I needed to pace myself.
Later on I had an epiphany ~ it could have happened in the shower or come to me in a dream. These colors matched a new winter coat I had bought for an upcoming trip to Iceland. I could knit a hat and top it with the pompom.
I've never considered my self a pompom wearing kind of gal, however, this pompom was wicked cool. I set about finding a stitch pattern that would show the lovely variegated yarn in it's best light.
The hat is designed to be comfortably snug at the brim without squishing your hair so it fits more loosely than the average beanie. I have curly hair and did not want to have severe hat head after wearing the hat. These are the things I considered while designing the hat. One size fits most head circumferences (21 - 23").
Materials: 180 yards of heavy worsted/aran weight yarn (4-4.5 sts/1"). The sample hat was knit with Hedgehog Fibres Merino Aran (100% Merino, 182 yards, Pheasant colorway) and Lana Grossa Fell pompom