March Knit Lab: Custom Marl/Tweed

I’ve  had some requests for manly hats, but I wanted to make them more interesting to knit! Since its best to keep the pattern simple, I’ve  stuck with a rib stitch. I rummaged through my yarn stash to see what neutrals I had and was struck with the idea to pair a light gray worsted weight with some leftover fingering weight sock-ease to create a custom marl/ tweed effect. It allows me to add a little color while keeping the hat fairly neutral.

Here are the colors I’ve used, but it can be done with any of the great sock yarns out there.

Finished Hat: Lion Brand Wool-ease Oxford Gray & Sock-ease Toffee
Hat-in-progress: Wool-ease Natural Heather & Patons Kroy Socks Grey Brown Marl

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