It's called an Irish hiking hat. I love making it and it's incredibly warm and comfortable. It looks just as good on a guy as a girl of course depending on the color. These two are both comission pieces, I've made two others that were snaped up. The black on is in Cascade 220 black tweed and the other one is in Noro Silk Garden and the color number escapes me. Using Noro for hats is another recent discovery - what fun. I think I'm addicted.
Because you knit the band first on straight needles and then pick up the stitches with circular needles to make the crown, making the exact size is really easy. The band is also doubled over so it's extra warm on the ears and forehead.
Sorry the pictures sucks. I need a head form to photograph hats. The pointy top rounds out when worn.
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