This is the second Eshaness Hat that I have made and I love this pattern! The geometric color work is engaging but not too complicated. It is a great for social knitting and also very quick to finish! If you want to try out some colorwork for the first time, I highly recommend this pattern!
Pattern: Amber Platzer Corcoran's Eshaness Hat from Wool Journey: Shetland
Materials: Colorwork Kit in Silver Plume
Modifications: I knit this hat on needles one size smaller than the pattern calls for to obtain proper gauge.
The Eshaness Hat pattern appears in the Wool Journey: Shetland book and it is written for both fingering weight yarn and worsted weight yarn. My first version was made with Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight, but I gave the worsted version a try this time- using the heavier weight yarn made for almost instant gratification because it was done so quickly!
I used one of the newer colors of our Colorwork Kits, Silver Plume. These kits are super adorable and they are perfect for this hat pattern. The kit has four colors of Heirloom Romney yarn and there is enough for the hat plus a pompom! With six color options it makes picking colors a breeze. Plus, they're so cute! (Did I mention they're cute?)
This is the first time I have used the Heirloom Romney in a project, and now I want to make more things with this yarn. It works up to be so squishy and warm. I am excited to add this great hat to my winter hat collection!