In addition to the Chevlace hat I started recently, I've also finished two hats with furry pompoms.
|Firecracker Heather Hat|
Have I ever mentioned how much I despise pompoms on hats? You put the hat on and then you got this ... weird, weighted 'thing' flopping around on top of your head. They drive me insane. Completely insane. But my Etsy shop customers seem to like them and you gotta give the people what they want so... I broke down and ordered a bunch of faux fur pompoms in different colors to sew onto a few of my hats.
I knit this Firecracker Heather Wool of the Andes hat first. I love the color of this yarn, although it looks more like a vine ripened tomato than a firecracker. It's a glorious orangey-red and I think I need a sweater knit from it. Whatever. I topped the hat off with a black with silver tipped faux fur pompom. The pompom looks like it was made to go with that Firecracker yarn.
I liked the firecracker hat so much, I immediately started another, this time with Onyx Heather Wool of the Andes.
|Onyx Heather Hat|
(Sorry. Please excuse the creepy serial killer eyes, no make-up, still wearing my pj's at 3 p.m. look.)
I topped this one off with a 'natural' faux fur pompom. I don't know what it is about this color combination, but I'm in love! I despise wearing hats (LOVE to knit them, hate to wear them) and I think I've already expressed my hatred of pompoms but... I just absolutely love this hat and am keeping it for myself. No Etsy shop for this one! I even wore it around the house for a while and the pompom didn't wiggle or annoy me at all.
Now, let's just hope it stays cold for a while so I can actually wear my new hat out of the house sometime. I might even put on clothes and brush my hair for the occasion.