I really like how it came out, even with its slightly unconventional shape… the fabric is quite dense because of the weave-pattern (which makes it very warm thankfully) and this allows the hat to take on different forms: so it can be worn either as a béret style hat (when pushed down at the back)….
….or — my personal favorite — in a more hipster style (when just crunched a little bit at the top)!
Pardon my slightly crazy eye in this pic… I don’t know what was *that* shocking… 🙂
I did the ribbing with a slipped stitch detail and with diagonal shaping to keep it less bulky at the neck (since I always look like an idiot with either bulky & scrunched ribbing in my neck area or the wider part of the hat starting too high up)!
I think that the biased shape gives also a nice “turbanesque” touch to the whole hat (and keeps the top of the hat slightly lower & near the nape… a good thing when you wear a tall hat and you don’t really dig the smurf-look).
The weave stitch seems to be a little complicated at first, but one gets into the rhythm soon enough…
…and it perfectly hides the jog when knitting in the round!!!!
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