Savor // Super G Hat Pattern Release & Creative Process
Has anyone else been watching the Olympics nonstop? This hat was made for Grayson as a Christmas gift, but when I asked him what he wanted it to be named last night he immediately blurted out "SUPER G" & then started talking about how it kinda looks like a ski hat & basically we've got winter sports on the brain.
I've knit Grayson a Christmas hat every year since we started dating, & this is his fourth hat! So exciting! He requested colorwork so I went simple & graphic, & I'm so happy with the result.
I chose to knit up his hat in some muted colors of Brooklyn Tweed Loft, which was a dream to work with. I've knit quite a few projects in Shelter, Loft's worsted weight companion, but Loft was - for lack of a better word - much loftier! I loved it & I want to make so many more beautiful things with its tweedy goodness.
It also blocks & blooms beautifully. I know that some people are worried about Loft & Shelter being too scratchy, but I've found that it creates a really lovely fabric that is much softer than the skein suggests.
While I chose rather muted colors for Grayson's hat, I'm definitely going to knit myself one in some brights. This design gives so many opportunities to play around with color, as it was inspired by some of the Color Theory assignments I had while in college & the Bauhaus movement.
It knits up surprisingly quick on sizes US 3 & 6 needles, so don't be alarmed by the fingering weight yarn! And the 3 color colorwork is only for 16 rounds (& some rounds are only 2 colors) - it's great to practice stranded colorwork without the pressures of a huge project. Most of the hat is just some nice meditative knitting!