Yeah, yeah I know. This looks ridiculous. I’m not suggesting you walk around with this on your hat! But I did want to show just how much of a difference it can make if you work with different materials.
From left to right these are:
– the same yarn the hat’s knit in, just in a different color (that’s Little Skein Anne’s awesome harvest sport base)
– silk embroidery floss, held double
– fluffy silk and mohair laceweight, held double
– one strand of silk embroidery floss and one strand of the fluffy laceweight
They all work (and all look darn nifty if I do say so myself), but it can be fun to experiment and see which you like best!
For more on duplicate stitch in general and this hat in particular, wander over here!