… but a very specific hat.
This is what my fiance requested:
- A simple, lightweight hat for the summer.
- It should be plain and unfussy. A classic style.
- It should have a brim that can be turned up.
- It should be loose fitting, but not so loose it could slip off.
With all of that in mind I set out to find a good basic hat pattern in a fine gauge. I found this one. It’s simple and clear and it would be very easy to modify, though all I did was lengthen the ribbing so that it could be turned up – as per the brief!
I dug through my stash looking for something variegated in fingering weight. All of that stocking stitch would be so boring in a plain colour. I came up with the perfect skein:
I bought it on Ebay a very long time ago, and it was handpainted by Misty Yarns. Lovely!
After some hours of not very exciting knitting a hat emerged. The knitter in me would like to block it, but the wearer is happy with his new hat as it is.
A very simple hat, but a very satisfied customer.