Thursday, June 17, 2010

Two down (one to go?)

I finished the brown version of the Slightly Slanted Hat. This is knit with Paton's Classic Tweed - 100% wool except for the little flecks.

Since I can never leave well enough alone, I made a slight tweak to the double decreases in the last few rows, slipping sts knitwise instead of purlwise. It's nice enough, but I think I like the green version better. Essentially the difference is that the brown hat has centered double decreases, and the green hat has left leaning decreases, which make the whole thing look just a touch swirlier.

Both of these measure 22" around the bottom edge and fit my big old head nicely They would be too loose for some folks, though. So I'm thinking about sizing down. The easiest way I can think of is to just leave out one pattern repeat. I'm not sure if that would make the top too pointy, but I think it's what I'll try first. The other option would be to make each pattern repeat narrower. but that would alter how the decreases fit in and I'm pretty sure I don't want to go there.

Another option would be to knit with DK instead of worsted weight. Still, I want to see what I can do with the worsted.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I bet it would fit my big melon head as well. I always seem to need the larger size of any hat.
And my son inherited it. Lucky kid.