I didn’t have enough of either yarn to knit a hat by themselves, so I combined a lovely skein of recycled cashmere yarn in a bright teal with a skein of silk tweed yarn to knit a striped hat. The resulting hat is fabulous- not too bright, not too tweedy, one of my fave “plain” hats to date. The subtle variation in the shades on teal in the cashmere yarn perfectly complement the silk.
Since neither yarn has much in the way of stretch, I added some ribbing to help the hat stay on. I did random stripes to make the knitting more interesting, and a quick decrease at the top to stretch the yarn as much as possible.