12.11.2015

A Variation on Varia

When I knit Alex Tinsley's Varia Hat in October, I was hooked. I loved everything about knitting it. The little bit of stranded colorwork with the simplicity of stockinette in the round. It's a beautiful and easy pattern and I wanted to knit 100 more of them. I've been longing to knit some hats for my nieces, and so I got to work right away. I finished one of them already, and Miss C loves it!

This is a variation on Varia. I knit through the first section of colorwork and finished off the rest of the hat in stockinette stitch. I also adjusted the stitch count slightly to make the hat kid-head-sized and to account for the fact that I was using bulkier yarns. I paired up two yarns that I had in the stash - Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky and Red Heart Reflective.

I wasn't sure if I would like using the Red Heart yarn. It has this sparkly/reflective strand running through it and I thought maybe it would be a little scratchy. Not at all! I really liked using it. I have some leftover so I plan on working another "Varia Variation Hat" for Miss L!

Miss C loves her new reflective hat. I definitely unlocked "Awesome Auntie Achievement."

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