After my much needed coffee break at the local Starbucks, I decided to head to my favorite LYS, Yarns Unlimited in Sewickley.
I went there on a mission to find some Spud & Chloe Outer yarn to make another Shroom hat, but unfortunately, they don’t carry the Spud & Chloe line. I should have picked some up at Knitting Temptations while I was in Dublin, OH because that is one of the yarns I specifically remember seeing there.
Instead, I decided to go with trusty Big Wool by Rowan. Because Big Wool has a similar gauge to that of Outer, I think I will be fine. The gauge for Outer is 10 stitches over 4 inches or 2.5 stitches per inch, whereas Big Wool is 8 stitches over 4 inches or 2 stitches per inch.
I decided to go with colorway 43 which is a lovely grayish-green. If you put it next to cream/off white, medium wash blue jeans, and camel colored boots – which is what I plan to where the finished hat with – it looks great.