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The Justin Hat »
InstructionsJust get out your circular needles and knit. This is the perfect project to take with you on the bus, riding in the car, or waiting for anyone.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Outdoorsy, Classic, Casual
Any sock yarn or fingering yard
What was your inspiration?
The sock yarn in my stash!
I opened my sock drawer the other day and noticed that I have knitted so many socks over the last 20 years that I could never wear them out. Then I looked at my sock yarn stash and realized that I could make at least three times as many socks as I have now. Lovely colors, soft feel, gentle textures, but I could never knit all them up.
So I decided to use the yarn to do something other than socks. I love hats which I have more of than even socks -- but I have a little side business of selling hats, so it made sense. I have seen pictures of these slouchy hats and have even seen some patterns for them. I worked on the design to be as close to what I want and finally think I got it right. I used my sons as models. One thing they wanted was the hat to fit closer around the ears. So I extended the use of the smaller needles into the body of the hat which is why you dont switch needles after the cuff.
I always name my hats after people in my life. I named this hat after my friend Justin from work. He looks good in hats. I also needed a name that could also be unused for a womans hat.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Love the colors! If the yarn is too pretty to cover up with shoes, this pattern will show them off!