I knit a second Joni hat this week. I wanted to work out the crown decreases. For this second hat I used Jitterbug. I like the hat in sock yarn. The stitches are nice and crisp and I haven't even blocked it yet. As we all know there are so many great choices in sock yarn, so it will be fun choosing color combos to knit this hat. I want to make one in something tweedy next. I'll have to take a peek int he stash.
I discovered that the yarn I used for the blue version of Joni was Karabella Aurora 4. It's a little heavier than fingering. More like a sport weight, so I've written the pattern for both yarns. This worked out well. With the same stitch count, the fingering turned out to be a S/M and the sport a M/L. Both hats fit the heads in my house. One is just a little looser.
Pattern: Joni - to be released soon.
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug - Ginger Cinnabar & Velvet Plum
Needles: US 4