FO: PoPS hat

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)

FO: PoPS hat

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.

pops endscreen

screenshot pulled from (and then mildly edited) the end of episode 7, part 1.

FO: PoPS hat

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’.

FO: PoPS hat

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.

FO: PoPS hat

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