Sometimes you have a small amount of some precious yarnhandspun, hand dyed, a gift, or a luxury item that you could afford just one skein of. You think it's enough for a hat, but adding in the swatch could just put you over.
Sometimes you just want to jump into a project and not worry about working that swatch, particularly for something as simple as a hat or other small accessory.
This pair of matching hats are written to be "gaugeless". They use two different techniques to achieve a good fit. In the first hat (shown in Adult L on James), you will start by working a brim sideways to length, then will pick up and knit stitches for the crown. In the second hat (shown in Adult M on Katherine), you start at the top of the crown and increase to certain diameter points, then end by working the brim down to length.
This pair of hats was designed as a wedding present for some cousins. They use the same stitch on the brim, stockinette on the crown, and an I-cord edge/bindoff at the bottom edge. They say you come to look like your spouse with time...
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
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Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic ...
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic librarian in the mountains of Virginia, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.comView all patterns by designer (78) »