Horrible photo! It's really hard to take a photo of a project knit in such dark yarn. Sorry!
I was not inclined to make this hat until I realized I had some super duper chunky yarn in my yarn stash. This is Tahki Yarns Jumbo yarn; it's a wool/acrylic blend. The yarn comes in a 100 gram ball and includes a faux fur pom pom. Perfect! I did need about 1 1/2 balls of this yarn to make my hat. I used US size 15 needles for my hat and cast on 32 stitches. The pattern calls for US size 17 needles and 28 stitches. The gauge is 4 stitches equals 4 inches, so that gives you an idea how chunky this hat is. I think the pattern looks a little cuter when made with a paler color yarn and it probably looks way cuter on a 17 year old girl, as compared to this almost 50 year old. But I don't care and I was really wishing I had this hat this morning when I walked the dogs at the river (it was 12 degrees Fahrenheit this morning... burrrr!!!!) This hat will be keeping my ears warm for sure! I did make my hat a bit longer than called for. I like rolling up a longer cuff to keep the hat on a bit better and to keep my ears warmer. Finally, the yarn calls for holding two strands of yarn together while knitting but I did not need to do that since my yarn is so was so super duper jumbo chunky.
Here is the pattern link for his hat if you are wanting a Chloe Kim hat of your own. The pattern is FREE. Click HERE.