>> Monday, June 25, 2012
Hats are not usually my knit of choice. I have recently found out that I have quite a small head. Despite having shared DNA with a brother who we nicknamed Charlie Brown, on account of his rather large noggin, I have a small head. Maybe even 'circus' small. My kids (who are 5 and 7) can almost share hats with me. Maybe this is why I embraced the big curly hairstyles of the nineties with such gusto. To create an optical illusion for my rather puny head. Either way most hats seem to accentuate this problem instead of disguising it. I am going out landsailing for the fourth of July and while during the day the temperature in the middle of a dry lakebed, in the middle of the desert, is sufficiently hot enough to want me to shave the aforementioned small head, the nights are frigid. Tank tops and shorts are gratefully traded in for down parkas, wool gloves, and hats. This makes the campfire that much more enjoyable because while you are cooking your s'more you are warming yourself as well. Anyway....back to the hat. The Hinagiku hat was just what I needed (a free Ravelry download). Snug at the bottom with all that lovely slouchiness at the top to create the illusion of a proportionate head :).
I don't have the tags for this yarn....just something I had stashed. I didn't knit the pattern up as written. Instead of the daisy stitch for the crown I just did moss stitch. K1P1 for two rows and then P1K1 for two rows. It looks very close to the Daisy stitch but it is a lot simpler. Other than that small alteration I knit it up just as written.
Now while taking these photos I realized that I have a bit of sun on my shoulders from a weekend at the lake.....and I'm wearing a sundress and hoping the wind will die down so we can go swimming later...let's pretend that its winter and I'm heading out for a sleigh ride with my new tres chic hat. A hat that is warm and comfortable. Now if you were blessed with a head that is just the ride size, lucky you, don't be put off my this hat. I assure you it will look good on any size head....I had my kids try it on and they are of the "charlie brown head" camp. :)
Happy summer knitting!