It’s been kind of cold and rainy in San Diego the last couple weeks, so I decided I needed a new hat. In just two evenings of DVR knitting, I had this.
Pattern: Koolhaas by Jared Flood aka Brooklyn Tweed
Yarn: Anzula For Better or Worsted. 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon. I actually went to high school with the owner of Anzula (EHS represent!) and was super excited to see her at Stitches West last year. I picked up this yarn then, before they began their current line of semi-solids, but I think this color is pretty comparable to the Mulberry colorway. It’s a great yarn and a great color.
Needles: US 7 for the ribbing and US 9 for the body of the hat. I went up a size from the pattern on each, because I tend to cable fairly tightly, and the yarn is a pretty heavy worsted.
I debated for quite a while between the two pattern sizes. The only difference is another inch in length, and I eventually settled on the shorter women’s size, which wound up being perfect. I’m very happy to have another soft and warm hat in the rotation, and can see this becoming a new favorite.