This is Knitwise Design’s Hunting Season Hat. As all walkers during hunting season know, blaze orange is the best defense for assuring that hunters see you from far away and don’t shoot anywhere in your direction. Linda knit hers, above, in Briggs & Little, Heritage. The Hunter Orange colorway is the perfect choice.
I wanted to knit Linda’s pattern, but decided I didn’t need another blaze orange hat. I did a total about-face and knitted mine in what turned out to be almost a camouflage colorway. So definitely no part hunting season hat.
This is Gecko Yarns Cash Aran Superwash. It’s a wonderful 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon confection. Warm. Soft. With just a bit of bounce back.
I enjoyed knitting Linda’s design so much that I immediately cast on for another, this time in Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend. Possibly it isn’t the snazziest colorway (celery). But the yarn has wonderful stitch definition and the hat turned out great!