Winter’s Fern

I can’t really say why I love this hat, I just do. But not for me, never for me.  I just look stupid in hats. I am too worried about the hair to ever wear them, flattens that volume don’t ya know! But at least I can enjoy hat making for others. And this one is just turning out to be so pretty.

I am calling it Go yOU! And it is being knit for my BioGirl, who attends OU. Their colors are green and white, so I thought this color combo apropos. It’s leftover Cascade 220, so it’s a win win! But I wasn’t sure about the colors after viewing them in Mono.

The pale green pops on the dark green, but from a distance the natural and pale green blend together. But that’s OK, it’s still cool. Especially when you’re a fan of a certain team, then your cup and choice of drink match your knitting!

This project is starting off my 12 Hats in 2019 Extra Knitting Challenge. Instead of 52 hats in 52 weeks I am making 1 hat and 1 cowl, or 2 hats, or 2 cowls, whatever floats my boat, per month. Hopefully by the time Christmas 2019 rolls around I will have some gifts to present.

However this one and the next hat won’t make it to Christmas, as they will be warm woolies to use this semester at school for BioGirl and her Electric Boy. Unfortunately Electric Boy’s hat needed a yarn purchase, just 3 days in to the New Year and I bought yarn. Knit happens!

Purdue colors for EB
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash from WEBS

I will be converting Downy to worsted from DK to accommodate the yarn choice. As it’s a 4 stitch repeat just like Winter’s Fern, it’s a no brainer!

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29 thoughts on “Winter’s Fern

  1. nothingbutknit2 January 7, 2019 / 6:20 am

    Lovely hat! I see nothing wrong with buying yarn when you’ll be casting it on right away:)

    • chrisknits January 7, 2019 / 11:57 am

      Thanks! I just love this pattern!


  2. rl2b2017 January 7, 2019 / 7:58 am

    Hi Chris! Oh so pretty, and it sure looks nice and warm. Since we have quite a bit of winter yet to go, I’m sure BioGirl will appreciate her green and gold – oops, white – hat. Such a pretty pattern! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits January 7, 2019 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks! I think I need some green and gold in my life!


  3. DelightedHands January 7, 2019 / 8:14 am

    What a beautiful hat–and good goals for knitting each month!

    • chrisknits January 7, 2019 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you. So far I am keeping up!


  4. autumngeisha January 7, 2019 / 8:42 am

    Love the colors you are using for Biogirl’s hat! So pretty! Yarn diets are so hard & I already broke mine too. Just bought a sweater’s quantity of Noro after seeing it on a podcast. Oh well! We have all year to get back on the wagon.

    • chrisknits January 7, 2019 / 12:20 pm

      Diet is such a harsh word, maybe we call it a spending hiatus? LOL can’t wait to see your yarn!! I love Noro


  5. quiteayarnblog January 7, 2019 / 10:48 am

    Love the colors for BG’s hat – it looks great! So neat that you are using their school colors 🙂 And hey, that yarn is going right into a project, so it doesn’t count. Great hats!

    • chrisknits January 7, 2019 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you. Does that theory work with food you plan to eat right after buying it? It shouldn’t add calories, right?


  6. jatshaw January 7, 2019 / 11:03 am

    Nice hats! Sometimes you just have to jump off that wagon! At least you had a good reason, right?

    • chrisknits January 7, 2019 / 12:24 pm

      You are right, it’s not like I dove in at the deep end, I’m just dipping my toe in the water!


    • chrisknits January 7, 2019 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you. I couldn’t believe I had the perfect yarn already in stash!


    • chrisknits January 7, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Yes ma’am, Packer fan since I was 9!!!


  7. Mia is mine January 7, 2019 / 10:51 pm

    Lovely hats – and I like the sound of that challenge! The colors are perfect – I like how the dark green fades into the lighter green! Gotta love that combination! 🙂

    • chrisknits January 8, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks! I like just everything about it!


  8. dezertsuz January 8, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    Looks like fun! I’m thinking hats will mean a lot less hair futzing, and maybe I should start wearing them. =)

    • chrisknits January 8, 2019 / 5:15 pm

      You would think, but then what happens when you have to take them off? That’s my problem, other than just looking awkward in them! 😂

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  9. Jane January 31, 2019 / 10:16 am

    Your colors blend beautifully and the hats a win win for sure!

    • chrisknits January 31, 2019 / 10:45 am

      Thanks! I just adore green, so I seem to have a lot on hand.


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