Perfect Slouchy Grey-dient Hat

Pattern: No pattern. 

Yarn: The Blue Brick Escarpment DK in Feather.

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Say hello to my new favourite hat! I intended to knit this hat for my Gift Bin. It's the perfect gift, neutral colour, easy to wear slouchy fit, fun pompom... I can think of loads of people whom this hat would be perfect for. Including me! I put it on "just for fun" and am having a hard time taking it off. I have plenty of grey hats in my collection, but what's one more!? 

I knit this hat top down because I wanted to maximize the gradient. The skein is predominantly dark grey and I definitely didn't want to miss out on using any of the white on the top. I used about 85% of the skein and the part that I didn't use was all dark grey. Had I knit it bottom up starting with the grey I would have ended before getting through most of the gradient. 

Working with gradient yarns requires special attention to details like that. It's not hard, you just have to give it a bit of thought. Or, if you don't want to think about it, work from a pattern specifically designed for gradient yarns! Shireen, the mastermind behind the Blue Brick Yarns has just released a whole collection of patterns specifically for her hand dyed gradient yarns. Check it out!

I think that we may have just turned the page from winter to spring. I'm glad for the extra Vitamin D but I'm already missing my wooly hats!