Thursday, November 21, 2013

KaPOM! Hat + Giveaway

We're thrilled to be today's stop on the Holla Knits Accessories blog tour - thanks for joining us! Our new Shasta Worsted was used to make the KaPOM hat by Mari Chiba, and we'd like to give you a closer look at this holla-worthy design PLUS a chance to win three skeins of our Shasta Worsted to knit a KaPOM hat for yourself!


While swatching with our yarns and using various stitch pattern and color combinations, Mari was inspired to create a bonnet-style hat which would be an updated version of the earflap hat. It's simple to knit, beginning first with a brim which is knit flat, then joining to be knit in the round for the colorwork crown.
This adorable bonnet is a fresh update to the earflap hat, and it's also a great way to give colorwork knitting a try. On windy days, you'll be thankful for the braided i-cord ties which will keep your ears warm - and we can't think of a better way to stay stylishly toasty than a colorful hat topped with a cheerful pom pom!
It's also a great last-minute project to make for someone special on your gift-knitting list. Our easy-care superwash merino yarn is a great choice for gift projects since you won't have to worry about the gift recipient accidentally felting your wearable work of art!
Click here to visit the Holla Knits blog for more inspiration & giveaways this month.

For your chance to win three skeins of our Shasta Worsted, leave a comment on this post telling us which three colors you'd use to make your own KaPOM hat! Be sure to also mention your email address or Ravelry ID so that we can contact you if you are the winner of our giveaway. We'll randomly select one lucky person to announce on our next blog post on December 12. Thanks for stopping by! 

80 comments:

  1. Byzantine, Blue Topaz and Night Sky!
    tktl on Ravelry

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  2. This is a legit tough decision...I'd say Tequila Lime, Maldives and Obsidian.
    wordtoashley on Ravelry

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  3. I think my decision is: London Blue, Grey Onyx and Pretty in Pink! I'm emsiepopples on Rav.

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  4. My high schooler would love this! Emerald Isle, Grey Onyx and Obsidian for her school colors! (storm on Rav)

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  5. Amethyst, London Blue, and Emerald Isle! knittingloulew on Rav

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  6. My daughter in law would love this, so it would have to be Tequilla Lime, Winter Purple and Grey Onyx
    imablondie on Rav

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  7. I'd use Brazilian Emerald for the front, Tequila Lime for the back, and Raspberry Toffee for the accent color. My ravelry username is alsatia.

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  8. Tequila Lime, Grape Vine and California Poppy. Dutchgirl63 on Rav

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  9. Hmmm... I'm torn. It would either be orange amber, california poppy and tequila lime OR pink tourmaline, winter purple and lavender Depending on if I'm making it for my daughter or for me (so my daughter can swipe it.) knitschmidt on ravelry.

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  10. How fun! My ideal KaPOM would be knit with Singn the Blues, Raspberry Toffee and Obsidian. Love this fun hat pattern! carriejay on raverly

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  11. Really difficult to choose, but I think purple, green and grey (or white) would look great together for this.

    NanaMamah on Rav

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  12. The colors are amazing! I think I would choose Mystique, Burmese Ruby, and Winter Purple.
    PamonMars on Rav

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  13. Singin' the Blues, Tequila Lime, and Osidian.
    Beautiful colors!
    lindaran (on Rav)

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  14. Night sky, Chocolate Cherries and Grey Onyx or Tequila Lime. Corbyknit on Rav

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  15. This is my favorite pattern from the collection. I would choose Flamingo Pink, Obsidian and Grey Onyx. Rav amchart theharts at windstream dot net

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  16. Chocolate Cherries, Night Sky, Grey Onyx
    Rav: cilly88

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  17. I'd pick California Poppies, Chocolate Cherries and Iris.
    wahoomerryf on Rav

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  18. Grey Onyx / Obsidian / Night Sky - sounds depressing, but I found a dancing skeleton t-shirt to give my -mostly wears black - daughter and I think this would make a cute hat to gift along with it.

    greyowl60@yahoo.com

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  19. So hard to decide! I would make the first one from Tequila Lime, Blue Topaz and Obsidian, I think. I'm globalite on Ravelry.

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  20. Oh fun! I'd go with colors Singing in the Blue, Tequilla Lime and My Sweet Valentine. I think any color combo would be great. If I'm the lucky pick I'm alcbrooks on Ravelry

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  21. I have been seriously craving orange purple combos lately but have rarely found the perfect two in the same base that mesh well together. But not with Shasta, I would have to choose Winter Purple and California Poppy and Lavender. Gorgeous gorgeous colors and I adore that hat!!

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  22. Tough choice! I think I'd go with Obsidian, Grey Onyx, and Orange Amber.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  23. Maldives, Mystique, and Grey Onyx...but it's really hard to choose without moving skeins around and tilting my head! ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway opp!
    Quinn on rav

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  24. I think I would go with Iris, Grey Onyx and Obsidian.

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  25. Such a hard decision! I am thinking Raspberry Toffe, Grey Onyx and Singn the Blues.
    All of the colors are gorgeous! Gotta check out some retailers now! ;)
    Luv2CUSmile on ravelry

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  26. I'm going insane trying to pick my colors. I've got at least 8 hats planned, and I can't choose a favorite! The colors are all so beatiful, I could just throw darts and love whatever they hit! I'm picking Brazilian Emerald, Orange Amber and Raspberry Toffee. Now, if someone can tell my how to patch the holes the darts mad in my monitor?

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  27. SO hard to choose colors! I'd go with Tequila Lime, Obsidian and Burmese Ruby!

    Rav Name: JackieCastsOn

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  28. Burmese Ruby, Obsidian and Byzantine Gold.
    nidhikansal on rav.

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  29. Such lovely colors! I'd love a KaPOM in Orange Amber, Garnet, & Lavender. ^^

    DeliriousMahmi on Ravelry

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  30. Maldives, Grey Onyx, and My Sweet Valentine would be my first choice, but all those colors are so great it was hard to decide.
    fromraintohope on Rav

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  31. Gorgeous colors!! It was so hard to choose!

    I would use Maldives, Iris and Singing the Blues.

    Thanks for holding this giveaway!
    Purlescence

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  32. I would do Night Sky, Lavender, and Garnet for the top. (Zabbers)

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  33. What a fun and generous giveaway! Well, after looking over the colors I am absolutely in love with the Garnet colorway. So much so that I keep clicking back to it every other yarn! My color choices would be: Garnet, Lavender and Obsidian. =)

    Sheri aka SovereignCrux on Ravelry!

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  34. Let's see, I'd pick Iris, Grey Onyx, and Obsidian.

    I love this hat!

    I'm vernalequinox on Ravelry.

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  35. I'd use obsidian, grey onix and garnet. This hat is beautiful!

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  36. I'd pick a ruby, grey onyx and obsidian - beautiful yarn and hat!

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  37. So fun, so hard to choose! Right now I would choose Grey Onyx, California Poppy and Burmese Ruby. I am RowdyGrl on Rav.

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  38. I love Gray onyx, pretty in pink, and berry cocktail :) strange combo, but I think they're pretty! Jordyndunaway on Ravelry

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  39. I would love to make one with obsidian, grey onyx, and California Poppy.

    rosebudscott1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  40. Thank you for this giveaway. All the colors are gorgeous. I would choose raspberry toffee, chocolate cherries, and garnet. alaPenelope on Ravelry

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  41. London Blue, Gold Rush, and Winter Purple
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  42. I would pick Obsidian, grey onyx, and candy pink. Thanks for the chance!
    chels580 on Rav.

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  43. What a great hat pattern!!! I would make one in Obsidian, Winter purple, and Tequila Lime! How FUN!!!

    yell737 on Rav
    chicken_the_brave@hotmail.com

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  44. I would love to use chocolate cherries, obsidian, and Maldives. I'm ZombieQueenie on Ravelry

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  45. Singin' the Blues, Cape Cod, and Byzantine Gold.
    I'm thelostgeek on Rav

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  46. Oh, gosh, so bad at decisions... So when in doubt, go girlie! I would use Lavender, Grey Onyx, and Obsidian.

    --travellingbarista on ravelry!

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  47. Awesome hat! I would use Raspberry Toffee, Grey Onyx, and Garnet. (mayerlove on Ravelry)

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  48. Such a tough choice as all the colours are so gorgeous. I finally narrowed it down to Night Sky, Garnet and Grey Onyx. There is not a colour combination though that wouldn't be stunning in these yarns and with such a cute pattern (dcmo on Rav)

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  49. Swoon! All of these colors are AMAZING, but as I have bright neon pink hair at the moment, I have to go with Tequila Lime, Pretty In Pink, and Obsidian! (sixcraftsunder on Rav!)

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  50. Ooooooh dreamy! I would make my adorable bonnet in Burmese Ruby, Byzantine Gold and Cape Cod... it would be a journey in colour! (accordionmama on Rav)

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  51. I think Obsidian, Lavender and Chocolate Cherries would look nice

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  52. I would use Pretty in Pink, Tequila Lime, and Grey Onyx! I'm blakdove (no C) on ravelry :)

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  53. Michaela (knitmish on Ravelry)November 29, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    What a unique hat! I would use Night Sky, Tequilla Lime, and Grey Onyx!

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  54. oooh i'd use emerald isle, maldives, and california poppy! :)

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  55. Oh wow, that's a toughie of a question...having to pick only 3 colours?? But if I must, I'd go with Obsidian, Grey Onyx, and Pretty in Pink! Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway!
    Rav: misocraftyknits

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  56. What a great hat!! I think I would use Blue Topaz, Byzantine Gold, and Emerald Isle. I could definitely use this hat right now in Washington...it's c-c-c-cold for this California girl! :)

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  57. I like Byzantine Gold, Winter Purple and Mystic
    rav: sandynm


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      California Poppy
      Masala
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  58. I would use Iris, Flamingo Pink and Obsidian.
    rav: willbrake4yarn

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  59. How do you choose? But if I must winter purple, pink tourmaline, and tequila lime. learnertoo

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  60. I'd use Obsidian, Blue Topaz and Tequila Lime. Thanks for the chance to win.
    lmecoll on Ravelry

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  61. I LOVE the Tequila Lime - I think I'd pair it with Night Sky and Winter Purple

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  62. My three colors are-London blue,orange amber and gold rush
    rav: glenvale

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  63. Gosh - what a wonderfull giveaway - thank you for the opportunity! I would choose Flamingo Pink, Grey Onyx and Obsidian!

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  64. Singin' the Blues, Chocolate Cherry and Obsidian.
    rav: cmmatsko

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  65. To brighten up a grey New Hampshire winter day, I would knit my KaPOM Hat in the wonderfully cheerful colors Baah is so good at, such as Iris, Tequila Lime and California Poppy. Then, if I became stuck in a snow drift, rescuers would find me easily!
    Thanks for this fun giveaway for such a funky hat pattern; I've enjoyed reading everyone's color choices.
    rav: knit1purl

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  66. Winter Purple, Gold Rush and Obsidian - as purple and gold are the color of the best of breed ribbon at dog shows and I could wear it this year during the Westminster dog show since its always so cold, maybe it would bring me good luck.

    rav: wendyhelm

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  67. I would use Byzantine gold, obsidian, and mystic
    Rav name--suzieknittingmama

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  68. Maldives, Goldrush and Pink Tourmaline for sure!

    rav: theowlandthebee

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  69. Love this! I would use obsidian, orange poppy, and maldives. Ravelry name: WeirdAuntG

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  70. I think Iris, Singin' the Blues and Night sky would make a lovely combination!
    Rav ID is: yrallee

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  71. Chocolate Cherries, Winter Purple and Brazilian Emerald!! Yum! Thanks!

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  72. iris, emerald isle and grey onyx

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  73. I would use pretty in pink, blue topaz, and tequila lime would have been great today it was a snowy and cold day in Falls Church VA.

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  74. Beautiful hat pattern, I haven't seen one exactly like it! I would use Emerald Isle, Flamingo Pink, and Grey Onyx. I have a thing for pink/green combos!
    -- knowledgeofwater on Rav

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  75. Obsidian, Raspberry Toffee and I can't decide between Grey Onyx or Candy Pink. Thanks for the giveaway! (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  76. California Poppy, Onyx Grey, Night Sky.

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  77. London Blue, Obsidian, and Garnet are the colors I would pick.

    Ravelry ID: fayofthewoods

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  78. Cherry Blossom, Candy Pink and Masala are the three I would use. I like to shake the mixed colorways with solids so much! This KaPOM hat pattern has made me think I could survive another Minnesota winter. I have been very excited about Cherry Blossom since I first set eye on it. Thanks for the offer.

    blue_duck2@yahoo.com, bluewingteal on Rav

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