Time for a quick FO. This is Pavone.
Lola from Third Vault Yarns had been looking for some volunteers to try out new yarn bases for her. She’s had to replace her fabulous Echo DK because the mill no longer make the base. This is Crazy 8 – one of the two possible replacements. It’s similar to Echo, with the same bouncy feel and producing well-defined stitches for textured knitting. But it’s not a DK. This is very definitely a sportweight yarn.
As soon as I saw this colourway (it’s called Black Rose) I fell in love with it. The subtle shading and variegation over the pink base gives it a very grown up feel. I immediately knew it wanted to be a hat. I don’t have nearly enough hand-knitted hats, but I went immediately to the undisputed champion hat designer for this slouchy beanie pattern. Woolly Wormhead’s hats are very contemporary in feel and design, always with interesting construction (though I wimped on the recommended cast on, going instead for a standard long tail).