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FO: Laurus Hat

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With Labor Day weekend now past and the first days of fall approaching quickly (although not quickly enough for my taste because it was 95 here today!), it’s appropriate that I finally finished my Laurus hat for the Fringe Association’s hatalong!  I really enjoyed this first foray into colorwork and I feel more confident now to try out more complicated colorwork patterns!

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For the main color, I knew that I wanted to use this lovely deep purple wool yarn that I had picked up in Valparaiso, Chile in December last year.  It’s a rustic yarn, a little bit scratchy, and definitely full of the squishy coziness that makes for a warm wintertime hat.  I looked through my stash for the contrast color yarn options and was a little bit overwhelmed with the possible color pairing options!  I took a poll on Instagram and got some helpful feedback, including the suggestion to take a photo of the possible pairings, turn the photo into black & white, and then see which pairing had the greater contrast.  I tried out the trick and was so glad I did, because the green made the best contrast in the photo and I love how it turned out in the finished object.

Now my conundrum is what to make with the remaining purple yarn? Perhaps some chunky slipper socks? I just picked up the Home collection from Quince and Co and have been eyeing the cute and simple Nelse Slippers or the lightly colorworked Bergson Socks. Or maybe I’ll improvise a simple cowl with either edging in green or a little bit of the Laurus leaf motif! So many options!

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