this handsome, slouching stocking cap is a real winner—soft, warm, and comfortable, it’s the perfect knit for that single skein of nice DK you’ve been wanting to showcase.
it starts out with a fun to work herrignbone rib pattern at the brim which provides a snug fit and tailored style—the pattern is a real feature when knit in a smooth yarn with a bit of sheen, like the shalimar breathless DK we used for this sample in colorway sequoia.
the cashmere and silk content go long way to creating the perfect soft drape that makes the back part plop just so into place. the merino helps the hat keep its shape, wearing after wearing.
the hat is so light and elegant, comfortable enough to wear indoors or out. mister knitspot swore he did not need another hat when i offered it to him, but has been wearing one all weekend, since being asked to model it.
hehehe . . .
this is my prototype in colorway dirty jeans; it varies from the results you’ll see using the final pattern as written, but still shows off the yarn color well, so i’m including photos of it here.
i had so much fun knitting these hats up and i hope you do too. but beware of leaving them lying about—you might find they are very easy to “lose”.
barb sent me these photos this morning of her strömming hat, which she test knit in our new (and soon to be available) breakfast blend DK in colorway cocoa, a rich brown.
grandson brogan is reportedly very happy with it—barb says he wore it all weekend, even indoors. a good indication of how comfortable this yarn is.
and we always appreciate the view on a new, cute model, don’t we? he was a very good sport about it, too; thank you brogan!
barb says that now all the kids want one of these . . . that’s how we roll here, creating knitwear addicts at, well, the drop of a hat.