I fear it was just a few days ago that I extolled hat knitting. Today, then, I will simply show you the one I just finished, and hope you will remember all the reasons why I really love knitting hats. And boy do I ever love this one that just flew off my needles.
My mother-in-law, upon seeing me model it yesterday, said it is the best hat that was ever on my head. I agree.
The fit is perfect. In the book, the hat is modeled as a beret. Since I have a big head I decided to not block it over a plate and keep the beanie shape. The only modification I made was to knit the ribbing at the beginning for about 1.75″ instead of 1″ as it says in the pattern.
Jared (no, we are not on a first name basis, I just pretend that we are) is probably my favorite designer out there. The thing I love about his new book is that all his patterns are so knittable and wearable. With the exception of the large square lace shawl (I love it but probably would never knit it) I think I want to knit all the projects in the book. Everything I have always loved about brooklyntweed all gathered up in a beautiful collection. I hope we see more pattern books from him!
Next? Matching mittens!
It’s a miracle, but this hat is making me feel stylish! I’ll be a ragamuffin no more!