So I’ve been playing with knitting from the top down. I started a sweater and have been wrestling with it (which I’ll share later), but for now I want to share my newest creation: a hat!
My first hat was almost a decade ago. A friend asked me to make a hat for her friend. I did so. It was large enough to fit her, her friend, AND me – and not just our heads. It was not, shall we say, a success.
Since then, I’ve successfully mastered all kinds of things in knitting: sweaters, sleeves, socks, lace, design… So why not hats?
I asked myself that and then gave it a shot.
This one is fun because the increases are one-off from each other so that they swirl around the head. I did the crown with a merino wool, then the sides with an alpaca and mohair blend that’s fuzzy and whisper-soft.
I even like how it looks on me.
And you can see it from the back.
I want to try making another hat that’s a little smaller, so it stays tighter on the head. In fact, I started one, but that’s a post for another day! 🙂