Earlier this month, I made some purchases at KnitPicks and bought the yarn for my beloved Cladonia shawl and some Comfy Worsted to remake Ashley's design.
Round 2 is so much better.
Pucker Up by Ashley Aguilar in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, Fairy Tale colorway
Comfy Worsted is unbelievably soft, I want to make a blanket out of it and stay wrapped up for hours. I love the color, although I admittedly have a thing for jewel tones. Unlike Sugar & Cream, Comfy shows off the pattern more and can hold the picots without losing definition. The drape is amazing, and the hat turned out much slouchier than I anticipated.
I used size 6 needles throughout because I still can't find my interchangeables.
I cast on for the medium size and knit the body in large because I wanted it slouchier. It turns out that wasn't necessary. Tip: If you knit the hat in yarn that can be blocked, there is no need to size up to get a slouchy hat.
Worried about yarn shortage, I knit the pleated sections two rows shorter than written, but it turns out I had some extra yarn anyway.
The pattern is quick and unique, and it can hold my giant curly lion mane so that's always a plus. The construction is simple but the result is super sweet. I was so grateful to size up from fingering yarn.