Something for the Weekend: Take Two

I went out this weekend, on a particularly soggy winter’s night in Scotland, and found the hat doing one of two things. Either slipping down into my line of sight, or wanting to fly straight off. I think this is always going to be a problem when using a very thick wool. It’s always going to want to stretch. Otherwise I love the hat. Its lovely and thick and cosy. So to counter act it’s slippage I would highly recommend inserting a band into the internal of the hat.

But if you have a little more confidence in the knitting department, why not try my second slouchy weekend hat pattern? It is only a little more difficult because it is knit in the round. It can be completed in the same short period of time but requires a little more than one ball of 1×100g ball of Sirdar Denim Ultra in shade 0649. Tension 9 sts x 12 rows per 10cms and using 8mm double pointed needles.

  1. Cast on 56 stitches
  2. Knit 1 row
  3. Join in the round and *Knit 2, Purl 2* repeat to the end
  4. *Knit 2, Purl 2* repeat to end for 32 rounds
  5. *Knit 2 together, Purl 2* repeat to end
  6. *Knit 1, Purl 2* repeat to end for 4 rounds
  7. *Knit 1, Purl 2 together* repeat to end
  8. *Knit 1, Purl 1* repeat to end for 4 rounds
  9. Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull tight and fasten off securely.

To make the head band which fits inside the hat:

  1. Take some waste fabric with some give in it (I cut a strip off an old hoodie I had). Cut a strip 21 inches in length and 3 1/2 inches in height.
  2. Fold the strip in half (it will now be 1 3/4 inches in height), with the wrong side facing out and pin in place.
  3. Sew length of the band about 1/4 inch from the cut.
  4. Turn the band inside out (It helps if you have something like a pen to use to force the fabric inside out)
  5. Fold the band in half and sew the band closed about 1/2 inch from the end.
  6. Turn your hat inside out and place the band, right side out, around the base of the hat (approx. 1/4 inch from the rim), and pin in place.
  7. Tack the band in place on the top edge and bottom edge of the headband.


2 Responses to “Something for the Weekend: Take Two”

  1. 1 Boyfriend Hat « Trackback on August 25, 2010 at 6:37 am
  2. 2 Gorros « La Maison Bisoux Trackback on March 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm

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