Do you remember my lovely, large order of yarn from earlier this year? The one that nearly covered my kitchen table?
I'm deep in thought about how best to use that rainbow of wool in the foreground, there. But in the meantime, I have been very much enjoying the Chroma Worsted yarn (in the red box).
I tried to get a good picture of its colors this weekend. I've already used a ball of the "Galapagos" colorway (blues and greens) for a scarf for my sister-in-law, and now a hat for someone else. Here is the lone remaining ball. You can't really appreciate the colors in this picture...
But I think you can get a good idea of them in THIS picture.
Such a soft, lovely yarn to use, with long color runs, so that it looks as though you used many different colors, instead of one ball of yarn. Truly magical. I've read comments on Ravelry that people worry this yarn will pill a bit once it's in use... that may turn out to be true, but it may also depend on how you're using it.
And here is her finished hat.
Again, it looks like I used a bunch of different yarns, but that is all just one uninterrupted ball of Chroma.
What I like most about Chroma (and Noro varieties) is the long color runs that blend smoothly into the next, as compared with the shorter, abruptly ending colors in other variegated yarns. Here's an example (not mine) using Red Heart variegated - the hat is cute, it's just a very different result.
Anyway, the two hats I made are super-easy! The free pattern is here. I've actually made THREE of them so far. I'd say you could make one in under three hours, easily. It does require FPDC (front post double crochet) stitches, and a few BPDC (back post double crochet) around the edge, but those are easy once you get the hang of them. You can find plenty tutorials on Youtube.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!