Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A musing on hats

I've knitted quite a few hats for myself over the years - nine according to Ravelry.

I've made hats that are too big... remember Jabba the Hat? I've made hats that are too small. I've made hats that fit perfectly and then grew over time. I've made hats that are the right size, but don't keep my ears warm and I've made hats that look great, but don't keep anything warm.

So I've come into this winter without the perfect hat, which seems rather wrong, and the perfect hat is now my mission.

I mention last post I was knitting a Kate Davies hat. Specifically Epistropheid. It was such a fun knit, and it appears to fit me, although I worry that the brim might grow. I pulled it on this morning as soon as it was dry from blocking and it was so comfortable and happy making.

My only concern is that it might be a touch too big at the brim. Hopefully it won't grow. Knitting this was pure joy. I've complained before that Kate Davies writes very bossy patterns, but in this case it works very well. Her attention to detail is amazing. Look at how beautifully the decreases are worked:

I chose to make the large size, because I wanted a bit of slouch, bit now I also want a more fitted hat to wear under a bike helmet and while working out. I see a snowheid in my future, too.











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