30x30 Project: Knit hat with large pom pom

It's hard to remember, but once upon a winter there was a little snow on the ground and knitting on the needles. 

Part I: The Process

This hat was a breeze. I made it in-the-round using the magic loop method with 100% wool yarn. I find that once I swatch a yarn that I like and add it to my swatch book (a binder & clear sheet protectors), I can easily go back and design and play because I've got my gauge down.

For good measure, I added a pom-pom. 

Part II: The Reveal

p.s. It's now spring in Alaska - and I am still loving this hat. It's the perfect transitional piece. 

A simple 2 x 2 rib knit band helps to keep it snug. I knit the 2 x 2 rib on smaller sized needles and also cast on 72 stitches and then increased stitches after the rib rows.

I used a pom-pom maker to add a little class at the top.

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Part III: The Verdict

1. Would you make this piece again, as is?

Yes, absolutely.

2. Top challenge(s).

The only challenge was deciding which yarn color to use. I was unsure about the brown and cream mix - but ended up loving the final product.

3. If you could change one thing about this piece what would it be?

Nada! I love it.

Part IV: The Newest Addition