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Champagne Fizz Hat

Sep 15, 2009
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An easy hat worked in the round in stockinette with crown shaping. This hat nods to high fashion with its 37 pom-poms, creating a fun and dramatic look. Customize your hat with yarns and number of pom-poms.

Designer Sharon Riggs
Finished Size 24" head circumference. Hat is very stretchy.
Yarn Universal Deluxe Chunky (100% wool; 120 yd [110 m]/100 g): #1600 ebony (MC), 1 skein. Universal Classic Chunky (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 131 yd [121 m]/100 g): #60721 dazzling blue, #60721 patrician purple, and #60639 blue, 1 skein each. Universal Classic Worsted (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 197 yd [181 m]/100 g): #638 blue, #651 white, 1 skein each. Universal Jewel (57% acrylic, 9% cotton, 28% mohair, 6% polyester/metallic; 82 yd [75 m]/ 50 g): #05 denim, 1 skein.
Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Crochet hook;
• small, medium, and large pom-pom makers;
• tapestry needle.
Gauge 5 sts and 24 rnds = 4" in St st with MC.

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MargieC@6 wrote
on Sep 13, 2012 8:55 AM

Since my daughter wore the Viking hat, she would probably wear this.


LynnH@16 wrote
on Sep 12, 2012 1:07 PM


KathleenT@4 wrote
on Oct 23, 2010 8:23 AM

Give me a break....would somebody actually wear this???

Edita wrote
on Oct 17, 2010 8:09 AM

I love it!!! It is wild and fun!! I always want to have a hat party at my LYS. This hat would be fun to wear.

Knitting is about having fun.

AnnaM@41 wrote
on Oct 15, 2010 1:49 AM

I have a friend who collects crazy hats!  She would adore this!  in purples instead of blue though.

Get over yourselves and have a bit of fun now and then.  Fun never hurt you.

IvyH wrote
on Apr 2, 2010 1:16 PM

If I actually saw someone wearing this, I'd want to snatch it off her head and beat her with it. I just have an aversion to "funny" hats. What can I say?

nanceann wrote
on Mar 18, 2010 5:32 PM

That has to be the most awful hat I have ever seen. Who is going to wear that thing?

jorivaal wrote
on Mar 2, 2010 5:41 PM

my daughter looked and said I WANT ONE OF THEM she is 45.  I said no but since then have funky hats for breast cancer patients who say they put a smile on their dial when everything else seems dark and gloomy.  So if you don't like it you don't have to do it but remember it takes all sorts to make the world go around.

vrcaton wrote
on Mar 2, 2010 10:03 AM

You don't have to put all those pom-poms on the hat! It's a nice basic hat pattern with add-ons .. you're knitters, not sheep .. sheesh!

chickenlady1 wrote
on Jan 5, 2010 11:15 AM

I wouldn't knit this, however I have a neice who would totally love it!

baylee22 wrote
on Jan 2, 2010 9:59 AM

i am very new to knitting (1 month) and even newer to this newsletter (today) as far as the hat i wouldn't even know how to make it   LOL   i subscribed so that maybe i could get some advise from those of you out there with more knowledge than i have. my question is about the pom pom makers i hear you reference; could someone let me know what brand is the best and easies to use?

perfectpurl wrote
on Jan 1, 2010 7:18 PM

The model looks embarrassed to be wearing this!

isabella wrote
on Dec 31, 2009 1:47 PM

In reply to Magie@54 and Kristin@37, this hat is fun and funky and just a little HIGH of the international top haute couture designers "DIANE VON FURSTENBERG" recently showcased her fabulous creations of the RUNWAY with every model a HAT so similar to this pompom version.  It was a hit and so was her collection.  If a haute coutrue designer of Diane Von Furstenberg doesn't snub her nose at such an accessory why should you! Try it you might just be a HIT!....I knit, crochet and design haute couture jewelry for discrimminating women, entertainment and the fashion industry designers. Have some fun!

dblake864 wrote
on Dec 28, 2009 10:17 AM

This one has potential. First, I would leave off the pom-poms hanging below the ribbing. They'd be distracting and irritating to me. I'm thinking purple ones all over the hat with maybe a leaf at the top and--viola--a bunch of grapes. It would make a cute kid's hat. As it stands right now, it just looks like someone threw a bunch balls at the hat and they stuck. I'm afraid that if I wore this out, I'd end up on one of those websites making fun of people who wear weird things.

on Dec 21, 2009 10:41 AM

I have never commented on a knitting pattern before. This has to be the most revolting 'pattern' I've ever laid eyes on. Makes me think the designer has shares in the yarn company. I would not waste yarn in this way. Use the yarn for a charity blanket, but not for this.

KimL@24 wrote
on Dec 19, 2009 2:55 PM

sorry but the model in this picture looks like she's saying "yea right, you knit this and you are an idiot".     It's the homliest hat I've ever seen!!!!!!

on Dec 11, 2009 7:48 PM

Why would I bother to spend my precious time on the planet knitting something plug ugly, useless, and downright stupid?  Come on, Interweave, time to get your head out of the sand.  Give us the lovely and inspiring patterns we love you for!


on Dec 11, 2009 7:48 PM

Why would I bother to spend my precious time on the planet knitting something plug ugly, useless, and downright stupid?  Come on, Interweave, time to get your head out of the sand.  Give us the lovely and inspiring patterns we love you for!


on Dec 11, 2009 7:48 PM

Why would I bother to spend my precious time on the planet knitting something plug ugly, useless, and downright stupid?  Come on, Interweave, time to get your head out of the sand.  Give us the lovely and inspiring patterns we love you for!


joymoody wrote
on Dec 9, 2009 3:31 PM

Ya gotta have a sense of humor! Maybe someone would wear this to a goofy sledding party! Personally, I wouldn't make it.

Noir wrote
on Dec 9, 2009 11:43 AM

I can has tumors?

beach-wolf wrote
on Dec 8, 2009 9:19 PM

I don't think you're meant to take the 37 pom poms literally and add them to a hat you're seriously going to wear on the street. It's meant for inspiration. Just like runway fashions trickle down to wearable street fashion. It's fun to see a new approach. It makes you think . . .

on Dec 2, 2009 2:47 PM

The "You've GOT to be kidding" look on the model says it all.  Looks like she'd rather be elsewhere.  Pass!  Merry Christmas, All!

XOSonja wrote
on Nov 29, 2009 8:44 PM

Yes, to each their own but seriously? I wouldn't waste Red Heart Super Saver on this pattern.

on Nov 18, 2009 7:53 PM

Honey! Your hat has some boo-boos! It looks contageous! Eewww....

capless wrote
on Nov 18, 2009 5:31 AM

I don't think it's my sense of humor that's that's missing.  It's what's missing from this hat--it lacks any sense style.  It's not "whimsical" or "fun" although I'll give you  "dramatic".  It will get noticed...just not in a good way.  I don't come to this site for a laugh I come for patterns to knit.  The only good thing I can say is that it's offer for free no one would really expect you to pay for a pattern this bad.

DremaO wrote
on Nov 17, 2009 6:42 AM

I saw this hat it jumped out at me screaming make me!! :D I belong to a crazy/weird/unusual/fun hat club :D

Yes I would wear it . Couldn't you see childrens smiles in the hospital. Saw a prarde of these unusual hats :D HUMMM

just gave myself a idea better get busy on this hat. Do you think it will go with my teal allagator scarf?????

on Nov 15, 2009 4:28 AM

Don't want to cause any aggro, but I think this hat's really cute! ^_^

chobesoy wrote
on Nov 12, 2009 9:43 AM

oh boy. Yes, to each his/her own. This has great spirit and if someone needed a costume piece, they could certainly practice pom poms with this one. As for aesthetic value, with all due respect, it looks like a tumor to me, albeit a very pretty one! That was the first thing that came to mind, although perhaps it's because I've spent too much time in labs and hospitals. :P You know, maybe some nerdy lab types might like could rearrange the poms so they actually do have some molecular accuracy. Sick humor? ;)

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kate@112 wrote
on Oct 20, 2009 7:08 AM

Give me a break! Dumb looking and impractical. Those things would be constantly in the way. As far as adding "negative comments," nowhere are we asked to only post "positive" comments. Do you think a new knitter would enjoy making all those pompoms? How about trying to move your head much when you're wearing this thing?

PatP wrote
on Oct 14, 2009 9:39 PM

I love it, I saw it in the magazine and knew I had to make it.  Can't wait to start.  My friends will be shocked but it just looks like so much fun.

Pat- DM, IA 


teachernan wrote
on Oct 14, 2009 12:40 PM

I joined this site to broaden my horizons. While I don't personally care for this hat, and don't know if I know anyone who would wear it, I'm absolutely glad it's posted and that directions are available. By browsing the site I've found dozens of patterns that I would not have known to look for but that I may try some day. I DON'T want everything to look the same, be "stylish," or the latest thing. I want to see variety and find things that I won't find elsewhere. I also enjoy seeing the ideas that people turn in to reality... whether they fit my personal tastes or not. It still inspires me to try to come up with my own ideas or modifications.

kc8784 wrote
on Oct 11, 2009 5:01 PM

No one, I mean, no one, that I know would wear this!  Just too goofy, mimic of von Furstenberg or not.

SandraS@2 wrote
on Oct 8, 2009 12:33 AM

 I am sorry, but this has to be one of the ugliest hats I have ever seen.  It's not even funny, just awful!!

mangoangel wrote
on Oct 7, 2009 3:28 PM
on 09-15-2009 5:49 PM

I disagree. Limiting the comments section to only positive comments is of no use to anyone.  Interweave is never going to know what it's readers want for patterns if all they receive is gushing comments.




This is very, very true. I'm just a softie who would rather say, "Nope, I don't like this one, pass!" than to call it names and whatnot. But hey, to each their own and to everyone their own opinions :)  That said, I want those pom poms!  lol :)

SusanM@160 wrote
on Oct 7, 2009 10:42 AM

Okay, I propose a middle ground.  I think a grouping of various sizes and colors of pompoms is fun, but is only appealing with some more unified composition.  Granted only seeing it from this angle is a drawback.  

As it appears above, if I saw this hat coming at me I wouldn't think how witty and zainy,  but more like "I wonder if this might be a good time to cross the street?"   This is certainly an example of a hat that wears you and not the other way around!

amandamay83 wrote
on Oct 7, 2009 8:40 AM

I disagree, AngelHope. Limiting the comments section to only positive comments is of no use to anyone.  Interweave is never going to know what it's readers want for patterns if all they receive is gushing comments.

With that said, this hat is ludicrous.  While I can see that it would be a good use of scrap yarn, I think I would rather set my scrap yarn on fire than waste my time and energy on something so utterly unwearable.  Perhaps a child could wear this, but I think even a child would be mock by his peers for wearing something so ridiculous.

I have seen the DVF version to which this is supposed to be a "nod".  I'm certain that DVF herself would be horrified by this intrepretation.  I wouldn't wear the designer version, either, but at least there is structure and design to how the pom-poms are placed.  This looks a bit like the designer got drunk, closed her eyes, and started slapping on pom-poms.

As far as I am concerned, this pattern is one giant FAIL.

mangoangel wrote
on Oct 6, 2009 6:33 PM

I think it's rather sad that people feel the need to pop on just to post negative nonsense. You don't like the pattern, don't knit it. Don't wear it. Flip past it and move on.

Those of us with a sense of whimsy and fun find this to be a cheeky, frivolous, smile-on-the-face pattern. Not everyone wants to knit the same bloody cardigan or vest over and over again. It's refreshing to finally see some funky, clever designs being shown.


Besides, didn't any of y'alls mothers ever teach you the whole, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" adage? Sheesh. Grow a sense of imagination and fun, and try something funky and out of the box for a moment. Or just don't comment on it and go back to knitting yet another scarf, Christmas stocking, vest, or sweater.


I *love* this hat. Kudos to the designer!

MichelleL@5 wrote
on Oct 4, 2009 6:45 PM

Stupidist thing I have ever seen.  Should have been submitted to Knit.1 magazine. 

TinaTinaTina wrote
on Oct 2, 2009 1:54 PM

Wonderful!  I'm really glad that you have a little sumthin' for everyone.  While I would not necessarily wear this (or would I?), I know some teenagers and one young-at-heart adult that would LOVE it.  And wouldn't you know, I just bought the medium and large pom-pom makers after chanting at my local yarn store during our knit circle that "I hate making pom-poms" over and over, citing two hats in my stash that remain technically unfinished without that thorn-in-my-side pom pom attached securely on top.  Once again, I'm so glad when people resist the urge to get mired in the tried and true, beige and boring 100% of the time.  Love and tolerance is my code.  Peace.

LynnR@15 wrote
on Sep 28, 2009 8:10 AM

Oh, aren't some people just too precious for this rough world?

This hat is terrific fun!  Not for everyone to knit, or wear.  It is a technically simple knit, with plenty of scope in yarns and colour for some individual, creative expression.  Daring older people will delight in shocking their stuffy peers and younger people will think it a cool novelty.

I shall knit loads of these for Christmas prezzies, for young and old alike.

Long live eccentric knitting!  (Yes, I'm going to shock my peers!)

elizaduckie wrote
on Sep 25, 2009 10:26 AM

I do have a sense of humor and I am for knitting it? I think I'll pass. And as for "missing the point"...there's a point here? Other than the one at the top of the hat. As always, to each his or her own.

on Sep 22, 2009 6:28 PM

Thank goodness for creativity and the true artist who imagined this wonderful pattern!  If only I had found quirky and hilarious patterns like this when I began knitting back in 1962, I might have stuck to it instead of giving up knitting as being fuddy duddy, until I became an old retired fud myself in 2004. I am so glad I returned to knitting because patterns like this keep a smile on my face and make me grab my needles and get started again. Sure, this pattern isn't for everyone: you have to have a sense of humor!  This brightened my day, and all my friends got a good laugh when I forwarded it to them, too.

Amellah wrote
on Sep 21, 2009 9:23 AM

I love the whimsy of this hat - it's great. It's for people who have a free spirit and could care less what others think!

MrsRenee wrote
on Sep 20, 2009 12:47 PM

I think it's neat!

CatherineM wrote
on Sep 20, 2009 7:09 AM

I saw the Diane Von Furstenberg hat in question, and this hat is nothing like it other than it has big pompoms on it. DVF's hat incorporated the pompoms to shape the hat into something reminiscent of those over-the-top hats women used to wear in the 1700's. This one just has a bunch of pompoms stuck all over it.

Kind of like when someone looks at abstract art, and says, "I could do that." But their effort would be a huge mess.

Earthen1 wrote
on Sep 19, 2009 12:10 PM

Geeezzz! Some people take themselves waaaayyy too seriously! Y'all can just knit your 'ever so proper, technically challenging, brag-on-my-skills' vests and things while I am out making friends with happy, fun people who come up and ask me where they can get a hat that is so funky and cool! I love this! Unfortunately, so will my kids...I may have to hide it!!! And if you absolutely HAVE to be practical...I agree with mleahy...great stash-buster!

sandillajoan wrote
on Sep 19, 2009 11:12 AM

I love this hat! It's very different, funky, and although not for everybody I have the perfect person to knit it for (besides myself) I can't wait to get started!

sandillajoan wrote
on Sep 19, 2009 11:12 AM

I love this hat! It's very different, funky, and although not for everybody I have the perfect person to knit it for (besides myself) I can't wait to get started!

Onelda wrote
on Sep 19, 2009 7:57 AM

I love it. I love to knit hats anyway- I've made hats with cat ears, kangaroo and wolf ears... this one is next. Maybe my sense of humor is warped, but I smiled just looking at that hat. Hilarious! wrote
on Sep 19, 2009 6:32 AM

Ahhh! Who is Diane Von Furstenberg!? If you have ever in your life worn a wrap dress, then you are wearing the piece of clothing that she INVENTED. DVF is an amazing designer; her pieces are usually instant classics.

Her entire collection this year is inspiring and feminine. I wish I could afford to buy many of her pieces but I, as a school teacher, don't have the money. I'm glad that Interweave created a pattern for the hat. I was planning to make up a pattern myself, but thankfully now I don't have to.

Skye wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 6:41 PM

Who is Diane Von Furstenberg?

This hat is beyond insane, silly and all that.  Why bother?  I'd rather put my time, money and effort to something useful.

SandyH@26 wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 6:35 PM

Come on.  Where's your sense of humor everyone?  When I saw it I thought, "What???  Who would wear that???"  But then I remembered  that I needed something downright silly to wear for a Halloween party.  This will do perfectly.  It will be fun and produce lots of smiles! :-)  Now to choose wild, funky colors!

DianeH@25 wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 6:27 PM

This is just hideous. I don't really care if it references Diane Von Furstenberg's Fall 2009 Ready-To-Wear collection, it's just too ugly for words. Or to knit.

mleahy wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 5:29 PM

I've been looking for this pattern ever since I saw the Diane Van Furstenburg hat on the Rachel Zoe Project.  What fun!  I know a bunch of teenagers who will love it.  And what a great way to use up that stash

MarylouZ wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 4:19 PM

where - oh where is your sense of humor?  this is hilarious!  you serious knitters should stop taking yourself so seriously!

LupitaB wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 4:09 PM

Hola yo soy Lupita tengo 70 años y mi pasatiempo es tejer, gracias por todos sus patrones, lamento no saber ingles para expresar mi agradecimiento, si hay alguien que able español le agradezco se comunique conmigo para intercambiar experiencias ,


ShuriuL wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 3:36 PM

Ladies!  Everyone's missing the point!  This hat was probably inspired by Diane Von Furstenberg's Fall 2009 Ready-To-Wear collection, which had lovely knit sweaters, knit tunics, knit scarves, and knit coats.  Every model wore this hat with variations.  The pompoms were much bigger and the overall silhouette made the models appear to be wearing hats similar to men's Renaissance hats.  This collection was made touching and whimsical when most designers on either side of the Atlantic had chosen to make monotone, aggressive, boxy, conservative clothing that was more masculine and warrior-like than feminine and patterned.  It was a seminal collection and spoke of hope, optimism, and fun when last year's collections came out in February and people were more depressed and scared than they are now.

weiss.bee wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 3:31 PM

You could do a modified zany version with just the pom poms on top.

Srohde wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 3:25 PM

As ski babe... in Steamboat Springs, CO.  You've got to be joking!  NO STEEZ!!!

Tanya@36 wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 2:27 PM

I guess this just proves "to each his own", I definitely wouldn't waste my time/effort/money on something like this, to me it's just ridiculous.

jedsjoy wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 2:00 PM

This is so fun!  No, not a project to show technique and beautiful stitches, but I have some kids and brothers and sisters who would laugh hysterically if I gave them this as a gift!  I love it ☺

Maggie@54 wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 12:25 PM

Sorry, I agree with Kristin@37.  I love new things, new ideas but I find that people want to be noticed too much.  Give us patterns that show knitting skills, beautiful stitches and construction which is hard to find in free patterns.  There is just too much of anything... I'm sorry for being so harsh but at least I'm being honest.  Who wants to look like a half done christmas tree?

wkdstx wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 11:51 AM

love your fun & funky hat!  you go girl!!!!!!



patscatspaws wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 11:27 AM

Are you kidding? This will be perfect my my friend's ski-bum son. It may not be aerodynamic, but he'll love it.

I've been looking for a wild and whacky pattern like this...can't wait to get started.

MichaelD wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 11:27 AM

Really, Kristin@37? I love it (maybe I'm considered partial) --- but it's a reasonably priced project, it's something different, and it allows for a lot of creativity from the perspective of the knitter for color, placement and more. Two thumbs up!

koboldin wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 11:00 AM

I love to knit.  I will knit practically anything.  I will not knit this.


Too foul by far.