Tuesday, February 20, 2007

brimmed hat

my friend saw a hat like this on the dave chapelle show on common...so after pausing several times to get a closer look, i came up with this closer fitting design...

the yarn is a cotton blend that i got super cheap at the suss sale (common theme since i bought 2 shopping bags full of yarn! yes, it was that cheap!)...i doublestranded the yarn and knit the hat on size either 11 or 13 needles...it was a tight knit even with the larger size needles, which i think gave it some shape in the brim...the body of the hat is k1, p3...i can't remember how i reduced at the top, but as you can see the reductions were all during the purling so that the ribs went all the way to the top...the brim is based on the stitch and bitch brimmed hat without the plastic brim...i folded the brim over and stitched it up...

the moral of the story is if you're looking to make one of these, follow your favorite beanie pattern and then add a brim as outlined in stitch and bitch or elsewhere (involves picking up stitches on the edge and knitting in stockinette then picking up more stitches and knitting in stockinette, etc.)...


so here it is!
you can see that the edges haven't been tucked in yet...whoops! :)

2 comments:

elizabeth said...

that is the coolest hat ever, and it looks great on you! do you have the pattern for it?

Diane said...

What a cool hat! I love it. Can't wait to learn how to do that, will probably take me forever