I’m using Valley Yarns Sugarloaf from my stash. I bought it for another kid hat project where machine washability was important (it’s 52% superfine merino/48% acrylic microfiber). It’s interesting! I’m going to go all Clara Parkes on you and talk about yarn construction. Look at this:See how it’s made? 10 tiny little double-plies all plied together with a tight twist ratio (Kristina, this reminds me of the white yarn from your yarnstorming box). The yarn is a heavy worsted weight, but it feels light and squishy – that’s because of all the air trapped in those little 2-ply strands. It’s actually very soft and quite nice to work with.
I’m making a simple hat with a solid ribbed band and one row stripes coming out of it. The stripes have no jog, because I started with one color on one of my two circular needles, and the other color on the second circular. They spiral around like the stripes on a barber pole. I know you can’t see the jogless stripes in this photo, but you get the idea. The light is a little off here. The gray is a nice deep charcoal gray, and the other color is a light springy green. I think it could potentially work for a boy OR a girl. What do you think?
I’m working this on 2 circulars, size US 9. Shouldn’t take long.