True to its name, this hat is most bespeckled. Not to be confused with bespectacled, which is an entirely different sort of hat.
The finished hat can be worn with the cuff unfolded for a slouchier look, or folded for a more traditionally beanie silhouette and for extra warmth. No matter how you wear it, you will be in the height of fashion.
Simple colorwork, a convertible brim, and a cheery pompom make this hat a fun little knit that's sure to get a lot of wear. In super soft Malabrigo, it's darn cozy, too! If you have never worked with stranded colorwork before, this is the perfect introduction to this technique. The easy-peasy polka dots make a great introduction to stranded knitting, and the hat is knit entirely in the round to avoid seaming and excessive purling (not to mention colorwork-on-the-wrong-side...shudder!)
All instructions are coupled with a photo tutorial making it easy to follow along at your own speed. If you have any questions along the way, I'm here to help! Post questions, comments, and photos of your work to share with me and your fellow students.
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I'm Alex Tinsey and I design stuff! I like simple textures and interesting shapes. I like soft wools and kettle-dyes. I like ice cream. Addis. Hats. Spinning. Ducklings. And I like you too, sugar cheeks. I can?t say I care for bio-writing, though. Boring stuff: I graduated with a degree in psychology (still in mint condition!) from Reed College, after dinking around at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Kenyon College for a while. I've been knitting since about 2004, designing since about 2006. I was making up my very own garter stitch squares and randomly-decreased hats before that, but I won't count it. I've had patterns published in Knitty, Knit Simple, the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program, and Interweave Knits, though I generally go the self-publishing route.
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