I’m not a hyperactive test-knitter, but every once in a while a project comes along at the right time and then I go for it! It’s a very nice feeling, helping a designer sort out the kinks, and contributing to perfect a pattern that many will use later on. As a matter of principle, I volunteer to test-knit things that I would knit and wear under normal circumstances, i.e. I won’t waste anyone’s time test-knitting a design I don’t particularly like. I had no such qualms when I came across this one!
The designer, Bethany Hill, describes drips as a spunky, slightly slouchy colorwork hat made to mimic the appearance of paint drips running down the beanie and emphasizes that it is meant to be knit and worn playfully. To this I can add that it is an absolutely fun, easy and quick knit (it took me only two days to finish!). And I highly recommend making the pompom as large as you can! I loved the hat without it, but the pompom just added that something extra to it.
The pattern is free and available through Ravelry. Details on the yarn I used are on my project page.
Have a fun weekend, everyone! :)