London Fog by Bristol Ivy

London Fog

December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
200 yards (183 m)
to fit an average adult head with a 18-24” circumference
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Four friends, four hats - all with poms!

Like many designers on Ravelry, the 4 of us work alone and far from our peers, but we are lucky enough be a part of this giant social circle we call Ravelry. Thanks to that connection, we used to ping each other occasionally about things - and then those pings grew into snippets of conversation, and over time, those snippets have grown into a constant 4-way thread of text. It’s become our virtual coffee shop, where we can touch base and share our thoughts and have a bit of company each day.

And in one of those conversations we started talking about the perfect pom pom hat…. this collection is what happened next! The hat is translated a little differently by each of of us, but they are warm and fun and have filled up our inboxes for weeks!

Different yarns, different stitch patterns, different shapes - but each one a cozy and wintry hat that we would be wearing if we could tramp through the snow to visit the other three at a real, live shop with a fireplace and steamy mugs to drink from…

My contribution is London Fog, named after my absolute favorite coffeeshop treat. Featuring a series of gradually decreasing purl ridges on a clean stockinette background, it reminds me of the deep, slightly bitter tang of Earl Grey tea melding with the soft flavors of vanilla and milk. Plus, a Toft Alpaca Shop pom pom on top is as light and frothy as foam!

Finished Measurements
17 1/2” circumference at brim, 20 3/4” circumference at widest point; 9 1/4” length
to fit an average adult head with a 18-24” circumference

Edna by Dirty Water Dyeworks (85% Polwarth, 15% silk; 380 yds 347 m/130 g); 1 skein in color Slate

One 16” circular needle in size US 5 (3.75 mm)
One 16” circular needle in size US 4 (3.5 mm)
One 16” circular needle in Size US 3 (3.25 mm) (optional for Tubular Cast On)
Set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size US 5 (3.75 mm)
or size needed to obtain gauge