Shroom by Lee Juvan


December 2009
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
120 yards (110 m)
child, adult
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This pattern is available for free.

Instant gratification should not be underrated, especially in the winter. As soon as I laid my hands on a skein of Spud & Chloe Outer, I was a goner. Ultra soft, dense, and comforting—this is a hot-chocolate-on-a-cold night kind of yarn, and I wanted to be wearing something made from it right away. Lucky for me, the yarn knits up so quickly that I was, in fact, wearing something from it within hours of squeezing my first skein.

Shroom knits up lightening fast at two and a half stitches per inch and will be hugging your head—or the head of a lucky recipient—sooner than you can forage for a basketful of Boletus edulis. And wouldn’t you rather head to your LYS instead of the mall for your last-minute shopping? I thought so.

Please note that you may need to use a larger needle than the one I used--I am a loose knitter. It’s the gauge you need to match; not the needle size. Otherwise, your hat may be too tight and the slouchy part won’t drape nicely. I know plenty of knitters who needed to make this hat on 13s and even 15s to match the gauge!

Because I’ve had a lot of questions related to this, I feel that I need to add that this pattern and the knitted design to which it refers are subject to copyright: You may not sell or distribute paper or electronic copies of the pattern or sell finished Shrooms. Thank you for understanding!

Thanks to fellow Raveler Caroline Pannetier (carolineuh on Rav), there’s a French translation of Shroom available on her blog.

Thanks to fellow Raveler Kuklenok, there’s a Russian translation of Shroom available on her site:

Thanks to fellow Raveler round, there’s an Italian translation of Shroom available on my blog.