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24 Apr '17

Gradient Yarn: Fragmentation Hat

photos courtesy Pom Pom Quarterly

Welcome to another installment of our Monday Gradient Yarn Ideas posts!  We've been away for a while, so we'll have lots of new things to share with you over the next few weeks.  This week, we'd like to start with Fragmentation by Kiyomi Burgin.  This hat pattern was originally published in the Winter 2016 (#19) issue of PomPom Quarterly and is also available digitally on Ravelry.

When you're getting ready to knit this pattern, be sure to read all the way through the color notes and yardage recommendations.  This is a somewhat spicy pattern, as it requires a tubular cast-on, colorwork carrying up to 3 colors at once, and the largest size has specific thoughts on how to work the pattern with either one or two gradient yarn kits.


The designer's original is seen here in a Fern Pebble Sock Gradient Yarn kit.  Our Lilt Gradients would have suitable yardage for the hat as well, and if you're lucky enough to have gotten your hands on some of our past 5-color Limited Edition Gradients in any of our fingering weight bases (Prime, Pebble Sock, Lilt Sock) then you might try your hand at arranging a color progression of your own for the project.

With a deep folded brim and sharp geometric patterning, this hat pattern is clearly on trend (think air plants and faceted bud vases).  It's also a great way to learn or sharpen more advanced skills on a smaller project.  While you're looking through the magazine, check out Bristol Ivy's essay on the beauty of asymmetry called Through a Cracked Mirror - it's a worthwhile read.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see your gradient projects, including Fragmentation, on social media!  You can find us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Ravelry, and we often use the hashtag #blacktrilliumfibres on various platforms.  We'll see you soon with another post!

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