After Thanksgiving last year I had a little self-control issue. I checked out Kristin’s shop and all of a sudden there were three skeins in my cart. I debated getting just two, but as previously stated, my self-control was rather absent, so I ordered them (helped by her evil enabling), they showed up super quick (Brooklyn to Brooklyn mail doesn’t take that long), and then I just stared and petted and generally fell deeper in love with Kristin, I mean, her yarn (yeah, right). It took me until Christmas to decide that the sparkly Blitzed in Neptunia needed to be a hat. And have I mentioned that I don’t normally do sparkle? I mean, I love sparkle and shiny things, I’ve just never really embraced it in my own wardrobe.
I seriously cannot get enough of this hat. This is the Bristol Hat by Amy Christoffers (note to Amy: you really should’ve just named it the Bristol Ivy Hat, because that’s what I end up calling it in my head 95% of the time). The pattern texture is really subtle, especially with this yarn, and though I was a little worried about it at first, I really like the overall effect.
I added several inches to the hat before I started the decreases because I wanted it super slouchy, and with the brim folded up it’s just perfect. And the pompom? That probably has something to do with the pompom mania that’s been going on (big reveal is soon!), but also because I just needed to showcase the yarn as much as I could. So sparkle. Much pom. Very color.