Not crosses. Plus signs. I made my own version of JoJi’s Faded Quilt hat. Essentially, I followed the pattern, save for the gradient background color changes. I also knitted this hat exclusively on size 2 needles. I also decided to put a little i-cord on the top. I can’t decide if the modification is cute or weird. I guess I can always take it out and try again with a top loop? What do you think?

The end result is cute, but I’m not in love. It doesn’t fit me well (a constant problem of hats being too long or too wide when they are fair isle) which is annoying. On the upside? It took just one evening to knit and might look great on my guy, who is visiting in a few days from the sunny climes of Phoenix.

We shall see…

Knit up using two skeins of Knit Picks Palette as a stash busting project; charcoal and off white are the colors. I have a palette 100 I received as a gift many years ago and slowly am picking away at it for small color work projects like hats and mittens.

See my project notes here.

7 responses to “plus.”

  1. It is rather lovely, though. (OK, so not fitting perfectly would be quite annoying.) But I’m a sucker for a lovely stranded design.

    1. Thank you! I will see how it looks on before I nix it for myself.

  2. It’s very cute. Congrats.

    1. thanks for reading.

  3. update! after a fluff in the dryer, it fits perfectly, and i love the result!

  4. […] decided to give my plus hat to Sean. It looked nice on him, he seemed to like it, and figured he could wear it when he visits […]

  5. […] You can see my charcoal version here. […]

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