Hat Time

By Ann Shayne
February 7, 2023

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  • I agree – so addicting! And rounds just fly by, yet still giving time to daydream about color combos for the next one. Or several. . .

    • Thank you for the inspiration!

  • I love the two color version. How many balls of Norwegian wool of each color are needed for the two color version?

    • I’m wondering the same thing.

      • Ann tells you this in the “Meanwhile” section. You only need one ball of each color.

        • Thanks! I missed seeing that.

  • Haha, I also wondered about using just one color but stranding! Maybe I’ll try a swatch, just for fun.

  • Glad to see a 2 color option. Looks great.

  • Did you do something different in the construction? Yours looks different than theirs and I like yours better.
    Yours is less round and tight and more like the kind of hat I’ll wear and make for family because I find it more flattering.
    No offense to theirs, I just prefer your hats better

    • Cristin, I think what you’re seeing is the random variation that happens when different knitters make something. It looks to me like row gauge is different on my hats, making them taller. I used my Tulip bamboo interchangeables; maybe using a metal needle would alter my row gauge? Our resident expert Patty Lyons has a great post about row gauge, here: https://www.moderndailyknitting.com/2019/01/11/ask-patty-we-need-to-talk-about-gauge/

      • I use the Tulip needles also. After reading the great review here about 3 years ago, I bought 2 sets. The long needle and short needle interchangeable. Never had a problem with these.

  • I look absolutely horrid in this shape of hat. I wish it wasn’t the default pattern shape for almost every hat out there.

  • Black and white. Swoon. That’s a great looking hat.

  • The black and white version is lovely. I would definitely strand with two white threads where there’s far more white than black. It will keep the fabric much more even in thickness. I’ve done this many times with other patterns, especially when there are one or two rounds of a single color. Also very useful in sweaters.

  • I love all the variations. It’s mostly too warm to wear hats in South Carolina but we do have some cold days. I had great start to this lovely hat and then my 3 month old pup decided he wanted it. f.r.o.g. {[bad words}} Back on track just starting the first gold round. Hopefully i don’t leave it where he can get it this time. Oh Well

  • Thank you, just what I needed 🙂

  • Inspirational and creative craftmanship