My affection for Bernat Roving started this winter when I was searching through Winners' inventory of snowsuits and winter gear
that was picked
over because, again, I am way too late buying winter duds for my kids that I
meticulously selected for Ella. I saw this adorable white hat with multi-coloured yarn
braids and a matching pom-pom. I had to have it, but I looked at the price tag and
gasped. Surely, it was a mistake (this is Winners after all). Luckily, I
kinda know how to knit. I walked straight through the mall and into Michaels
(yes, we're talking Dixie Outlet Mall, to all you Torontonian sleuths out there)
and picked up a hank of winter white Bernat Roving because it was uber soft and bulky
weight. I had this little hat whipped up by the end of the night (no pattern
I'm afraid, I made it up on the fly). The embroidery and button selection
was carefully orchestrated by the fashionista herself. The entire process was
very satisfying, especially when Ella declared it "her favourite hat EVER".
So when my dear husband showed be a picture and asked me a knitter's favourite question "Can you knit this?" (read: permission to go out and buy new yarn). I said "Yes! Of course I can!" and before I knew it I had bought another couple balls of this cheap and cheerful yarn and hammered off a fully ribbed super stretchy hat with a plastic canvas brim and topped it off with a pom-pom that was juuuuuust right for a man.
And what to do with the leftovers? Well, a quick little turban was in my sights. So fast, I call it "Turbo Turban" You can wear it twisted a la Grace Kelly, or simply wrapped around twice for a little less flair, but still a lot of style. Give it a try. With or without the Roving (although you know my feelings about it).