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:
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.