With the holidays approaching much more quickly than I'd like, it's not often I get to sit down and experiment with different knitting stitch patterns. Instead, I'm working up gifts and custom orders like a fiber fiend, and right now, there's no end in sight.
But with most things in life, it's important to take a break and do something for yourself. So the other day, I sat down, flipped through one of my pattern books, found a stitch I loved, and altered it into a beautiful hat using one of my favorite stash yarns from Blitsy: Red Heart Shimmer. It's a favorite of mine because it's so incredibly soft for an acrylic and has a wonderful little halo effect, making it appear like more of a natural fiber. The shimmer is just that - a shimmer - as opposed to a sparkle, so the effect is more subtle. I can't get enough of it.
The hat looks beautiful as-is (if I do say so myself), but a coordinating pom-pom on top adds an extra special touch. Of course, that's up to you!