Last week I finished the entrelac scarf that I'd been working on since October. And now. . .
I found this pattern for a beanie that I thought looked cute. I won't post a picture due to copyright concerns and the fact that it has a certain F-word scrawled all over it.
A day or two after I finished the scarf, I dug through my yarn stash and pulled out all the yarn I had that was the right weight for the beanie. I printed out the pattern. I sat down and worked a gauge swatch.
And I haven't done a thing with it since.
I ran into two issues. The first: I really hate stranded knitting. But, I can duplicate stitch the word when I'm finished knitting the hat. It might even work better that way.
However, issue number two is what's flummoxed me since then.
What color do I use?
I'm probably never going to wear it. I might gift it to someone. I might sell it. And I have way too many choices when it comes to color combinations.
I mean, a black hat with the neon yellow would really stand out. But the tealish blue might be nice. The color in the middle is an olive green. Or red...
I'm overthinking, so I thought I'd pose it to you all. What color should I knit the hat in? What color should I then pair with it to duplicate stitch the F-word? Do I go high contrast, or do I keep the colors close, so the word doesn't stand out?
I really don't know here. I'm open to suggestions.