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I had this great gorgeous colorful yarn, but what to do with it?
I decided on a hat and chose a ribbing pattern dominated by purl stitches.
I like they way variegated or stripey yarns look in either garter stitch or reverse stockinette stitch.
The vertical stripe created by the knit stitch breaks up the stripes a little bit and makes it a little more interesting and makes for a great fit.
To make it a little more interesting I decided to reverse the rib for the bottom edge of the hat.
This very simple hat, had a lot of thought behind it.
Of course, you may decide you like a rib dominated by knit stitches as shown in the 2nd & 4th photos. Simply turn the hat inside out and you have a hat with a different look and the same great fit.
5 sts = 4in/10cm
130 yards of Worsted weight
My design philosophy: My designs are a mixture of traditional and non-traditional elements. My patterns are easy to read and are often based on simple shapes and techniques that minimize complicated finishing. The majority of my patterns are accessories so sizing is often not critical. My love of texture and color shows up in my ability to mix yarns and to match yarns to particular styles.