FO: Sunshine on his head

Orange.
What kinds of emotions does that word or colour elicit from you?

I am not a big fan of Orange The Colour. It does not suit my complexion. Second only to yellow, it’s too cheerful for my liking. But I firmly believe that people should try everything in this life at least once. So i grabbed this skein called Mango but looks nothing like any mango I have seen and cast on a Sockhead Hat. That was in September 2010 – but the hat is now finally off the needles, blocked and pompom’d.


I “borrowed” Chi’s modification and did a spiral rib instead of the standard 2×2. It required a bit more attention but it’s worth it. I love the purl bumps that you see as the column of ribbing spiralled upwards.

After doing my own crown decreases on the first hat and realizing I was trying, rather unsuccessfully, to reinvent the wheel, I decided to trust the designer and follow here instructions. So this crown was decreased as per the pattern. I love the subtle spiral of the decreases.

And of course there is a pompom! I feel that the Sockhead Hat needs one to make it complete. But then again I feel the same way with almost every hat I knit! I love making those darned things. I might even take up all of fmy leftover sock yarn and make a pompom something. Plus it’s great to use up the skein.

Project: Spiral Sockhead (Raveled!)
Pattern: Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select Semi Solids
Colourway: Mango
Needles: 3.25mm
Cast on: 19 Sept 19 2010
Cast off: 8 Feb 2011
Notes: Took a little longer than the others because, let’s face it, 4 mostly stockinette hats is too much TV knitting for anyone. i love it though. I added the pompom to use up the entire skein, or as much of it as I could. Love love love the squishy pompom.

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3 thoughts on “FO: Sunshine on his head

  1. This is super duper cute! I love the color – more teracotta than orange? I’ve never made a pompom, but this one looks so squishy and fun.

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