So we have this sparkly yarn – Sublime Lustrous Merino DK…you know me. I don’t do sparkle. It isn’t my thing. But this yarn has me obsessed lately. We desperately needed a shop sample, so I started looking for patterns and Kel suggested making a striped hat with the grey and yellow color – classically hipster. Since the yarn is also sparkly, we are calling it “ironic hipster hat.” The pattern that I chose is a Kelbourne Woolens pattern done originally in the Fibre Co Acadia (which we also have at the shop). It worked up in only a night and took two balls of the main color and one in the contrasting color. I am thinking of making a bunch of them as holiday gifts for the baristas at Misha’s, where I get my iced decaf whole milk mochas with whipped cream..ya know, since I drive them nuts every day.