6DKB Popsicle Effect Hat by Betty McKnit

6DKB Popsicle Effect Hat

August 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
150 - 175 yards (137 - 160 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

For this hat we are using color to create a 3D effect known in the 6-Day Kid Blanket Group as the “Popsicle Effect.” This effect was created and coined by Jeana Lynn Roberson. She uses a color smear technique to make the textured rows of crochet POP.

Jeana also came up with the idea to put two 6-Day Kid Blanket swatches together and seam them up to make a hat. Betty McKnit took her idea and came up with this pattern.

Enjoy, and many thanks to Jeana for her creative contributions.

You can also make a 6-Day Kid Blanket Hat without all these color changes, and choose your own effect - snowflake, half snowflake, defined stripes, or use self-striping yarn.