I knitted this from wool yarn in tan and some Nomad Mongolian Camel Yarn (hand-spun, hand-dyed...not by me, of course...) in dark brown. Another photo is attached.
I wish I could knit hats....this is nice, though the dark coloured yarn seems bulkier than the lighter coloured yarn, or is that just me?
ehhh....show us a pic of you wearing it!!
Oh wait...no it's not. Whoops. I guess I THOUGHT I attached it but didn't really.
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The attached picture is of me wearing it. :-) The camel yarn was occasionally bulkier. LOL Other times it was thinner. All in all, though, it didn't get as wonky as I thought it would, so... YAY!
I actually designed this, although I'm sure that plenty of hats just like this have been made. I just wanted something simple. I used size 8 16" circulars and then size 8 DPNs when it got down to decreasing. When I got to the first decrease, I just k2tog on each rib, then p2tog for each purl "valley." I did a k1,p1 rib pattern for six rows before decreasing like this: k1, k2tog, etc... I just kept doing that until I thought there weren't too many stitches to bring my yarn through and close off the top (I think that was 6 or so?...maybe 8)
What a great classic hat. The beauty is in its simplicity and the way you executed the pattern so neatly and the wonderful colours you have chosen. Great Knitting.
Very nice work! These are my kinds of colors. Subdued...earthy!
Very nice! I really like the colors, and now a long list of questions. What is the pattern? What size needles did you use? I really think I need to make one like this. I am most interested in the top, how did you decrease like that?
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