My Projects: The Vermonter

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I finished my Vermonter this past January and it is the first of my #2017MakeNine projects completed! This winter hat has texture, uses a bulky yarn for fast knitting, and is topped with a pompom! 


I chose a beautiful bright red super soft, super bulky wool yarn. This pattern is simple with a switch off of knit and purl rows to create the ridges. I love the texture that it creates!

Pattern: The Vermonter (free on Ravelry) See my pompom tutorial here

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn- de Aire in color 2060  Bethlehem. 100% Merino. Super Bulky. *Sad to report this yarn is now discontinued. 

Craft: Knitting (in the round)

Needles: Size 11 (8.0 mm)


Verdict: While an easy knit, the pattern runs small. I frogged this once before casting on more stitches to get it to a closer size to what I needed and it's still not a generous fit. I ended up casting on 52 should you choose to make one. I love the yarn! As mentioned, super sad it is discontinued but happy that I bought enough to make a hat that goes so well with my Drop Stitch Cowl

Have you made a Vermonter? What is on your needles/hook/sewing machine right now? Are you participating in the 2017 Make Nine? Share in the comments below! 


All photos by Bobbins and Bombshells. Shot in Owl's Head Park, Brooklyn. 

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