Monday, December 2, 2013

Tomorrow's Rainbow

For some reason the mental image of my grandmother's 70's-y, rainbow duvet cover set (Wamsutta Ultracale Tomorrow's Rainbow, or so I've just discovered they are called) has always stuck with me. I guess they're fairly iconic, for bedsheets, as I've come across them in movies several times since childhood- Urban Outfitters even sold a remake for awhile. But for me, they always drag me back into the headspace of a 7 year old, sneaking a peek into my grandmother's surprisingly colorful bedroom where I was almost certainly not supposed to be playing.

And also, they are super damn groovy, and needed to be made into an equally groovy ski hat.

How have I never made rainbow pompoms before?? A grievous oversight!!

There is no pattern for this hat, as it's basically a variation on Varia or Zam (start with either, remove the colorwork, add stripes.) But I'll give you a rundown of the colors in case you want 'em! All are Malabrigo Merino Worsted. The main color, obviously, is Natural. The stripes, 2 rows of each, from the bottom up:

-Bobby Blue
-Ravelry Red

For the rainbow pompom, I used my trusty Clover pompom maker, and you just wrap one color after another. You could also wrap them at the same time for more of a mixed-up look. 

I'm pretty sure this is exactly the sort of knitting legacy my grandmother (who was British and made beautiful Aran sweaters from hardwearing, undyed British wool) meant to leave ;-) Tooottally. 


  1. I love it. Especially the pom pom. My gay bff is going to want it asap.

    1. I see many more rainbow poms in my future, oh yes...

  2. I love this so so much. Awesome pom pom!


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