It’s done! (OK, I actually finished it a little bit ago, but I got distracted and forgot to show you guys.)
And, I couldn’t be more pleased with my brand new Sockhead Slouch Hat.
I will admit, that while knitting it up, I got a little concerned. A 4-inch brim, plus 9 inches of stockinette? That’s almost enough knitting to make two regular caps. I didn’t love how it looked as I worked it up. I mean, look at it. It’s so long and awkward.But I’m glad I followed the instructions and worked through to the end. It goes to show that people who write patterns sometimes know what they’re talking about.
Ta-da!But you can’t really see the lovely floppiness from this angle. Let me take a picture of the back of my head for you.(It turns out that it’s really hard to take a picture of the back of your own head. I ended up with about two dozen pictures like this one.) Here’s a real picture of the the side/back view of the hat:Totally cute, right!? It’s the perfect level of slouchy. The Tosh Merino Light is so stinking soft, I never want to take it off. And, it’s a lovely mid-weight hat; it’s perfect for the damp 50’s weather that Seattle is so famous for.
This pattern definitely gets my seal of approval! The Sockhead Slouch Hat is one of my new favorite patterns!