do you think this would work as a hat?

Sunday, April 23, 2006

I have been looking at hat patterns all night and am yet to see anything that is quite what I am after. Along the way I started thinking about Yvonne’s Double Flower Cloth. I am wondering if (and how) I could modify it to make a hat. It would be top down, something different, something girly. All these things are good. I was thinking I would basically knit it as written until I have about 96 stitches (the stitch count of the Baby Shedirs) and then modify the pattern to hold the stitch count steady from that point. Am I mad (or missing the point of hat design)? It seems a little too simple…

I am also unsure about the moss stitch part, mostly because I am worried about whether I will have enough yarn. I might change the moss stitch to stocking stitch or single rib.


Comment by trek on 23/4/2006 @ 10:37 pm

I think it would be beautiful.
You did a great job with the first one, no reason why you won’t be able to do the same with this.

Comment by Kelly on 23/4/2006 @ 11:09 pm

I think it would work out great (not that I have ever attempted anything similar). I would think maybe the single rib might be better than stockinette just to give a big of elasticity to the main part of the hat?

Comment by sarahkate on 24/4/2006 @ 9:27 am

I’ve seen something like this done before… a baby hat somewhere, slightly resembling an eggplant. It works well as a hat, wish I had a link for you.

Comment by Carol on 24/4/2006 @ 1:38 pm

Looks like it would work. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Comment by Becky on 25/4/2006 @ 9:03 am

“Knitting for Two” has a baby bonnet in it with this star on the crown of the head. I wasn’t sure if you were looking for a baby hat or not.

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