FO: pops hat <– ravelry project page
pattern: my own
yarn: berroco vintage: blue & black
totally unknown: gold yarn (probably mohair) for embroidery
needles: so long ago, i can’t be sure, but probably US 6 (4.0mm) & 8 (5.0mm)
images for the hat were roughly based on the end screen that ryan (our co-producer, director of photography, and in this case, visuals man) created for the platoon of power squadron ages ago. somewhere in one of my graph-paper notebooks, i have the charts for these blocked out, and if there’s any interest, i may try to dig them up.
screenshot pulled from (and then mildly edited) the end of episode 7, part 1.
the hardest part of this hat was the embroidery, honestly. it took many tries to get things looking correct. i tried many wonky versions of lightning bolts before i landed on these. i’m not certain that this embroidery is literally the best i can do, but after a dozen or so tries, i got to a point where i was willing to stop at ‘pretty good’.
this was my first project working with berroco vintage. i was curious how this 50% acrylic/40% wool/10% nylon yarn would knit up and feel, and i was pleasantly surprised. it acts like wool whilst knitting. it is soft, and should satisfy most wool-picky people you might be knitting for. it has only a very slight ‘non-wool’ sheen to it. plus, it’s economical with decent yardage. what i mean to say is, when i’m planning a project for people who react to the idea of wool with ‘but it’s so scratchy!‘, this will be one of my first lines of defense.