The soy yarn was lovely, and felt much like a Manos silk blend I recently used. The addition of Dream in the main part of the hat made it super soft, dense, and really toasty. Since making it, I wear it every time I head out into the wilds of New Jersey.
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Materials: Pattons SWS in natural raisin and Moda Dea Dream in blush. 1 skein of each; size 8 16″ needle, size 9 16″ needle.
With soy yarn and smaller needles, cast on 80 stitches and join to work in the round.
Rows 1-16: [k3, p2] across.
Rows 17-40: change to larger needle and pick up a strand of fuzzy yarn. With both yarns held together, [k8, p2] across. Knit with both yarns held together for the remainder of the hat.
Row 41: [k8, p2 tog] across.
Row 42: [k8, p1] across.
Row 43: [k7, p2 tog] across.
Row 44: [k7, p1] across.
Row 45: [k2 tog] across.
Row 46: knit
Row 47: [k2 tog] across.
Row 48: knit.
Draw yarn through stitches twice. Pull tight and weave in.
I like it because it fits over my giant noggin and massive amounts of hair, even when it’s in a ponytail. The brim is long enough to fold back if you like, or wear it half-up/half-down, pinned with a small brooch.
Let me know how yours turns out, ‘k?
Pattern and images © 2009, Tracey Baptiste.