Looking back at some of my most satisfying and long-lasting knitting projects happens often. Mostly because the ones that last are now being handed down to my son to keep him warm or cosy. Like today when we tucked him into a hat I affectionately named Mint Chocolate Hat for him to go out for a bike ride.
The hat itself is darling, soft, cozy, lopsided, and a sign that back when I made it, I needed more practice with decreases.
Made using acrylic DK in brown and grey/sage for variation in colors and added thickness and warmth. I knitted it on 6mm circulars then finished the top with 2.5mm double-point needles.
This is what it looked like after I finished at the stem-like top (I knitted brim up)…
I knitted several rows of ribbing until it would fit. Knitting top down does offer a nice advantage of trying it on easily. Finally, it fit. Yay! I kept it for myself until recently when my son’s head started to become more suitable for it and then I passed it along to him.
The final hat…
I’ll admit that in spite of its shape issues, using the two colors of DK together really comes across as a durable, long-wearing, warm, and custom piece. Did you know I’m working on perfecting this pattern so it can be included in my next book?
What two colors would you use to make your version of this hat?