I’ve made the Varia hat before. I had initially knit it for a gift but ended up shamefully keeping it for myself because its so comfortable.
A few years have past, and I decided to revisit this hat. On Sunday night, I knit up a version with a bunch of odd ended Brooklyn Tweed shelter yarns I had in the following–barn owl, woodsmoke, tallow, and fossil (from ribbed bottom to top).
I loved this finished result so much, I immediately made a third (hey, we are experiencing a serious arctic blast here in Boston, so more hats make sense) one for Sean in tans to grays to blacks. The color combinations are endless, but my favorite are the gradient varieties that actually remain in the same color family or tone.
What hats are you obsessing over? Send them my way; I’ve got a hat bug.
See my project notes for Varia with Brooklyn Tweed here (hint: I went down a needle size). Knit up a Varia of your own by grabbing the pattern here.