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!
(And, if you thought I could get out the camera without taking a picture of Ollie, you were mistaken.)Do you have any new favorite projects?
That’s a great hat! My go-to hat patterns (I’ve made them all twice and would make them again) are Natalie Larson’s Star Crossed Slouchy Beret, Ana by Adrienne Thomas, Felicity by Wanett Clyde, and Brimming by Lori Puthoff. I’m going to have to make at least one of them again; I put my hats in a really great place for hats somewhere in my house, I just can’t remember where – I went mostly hatless this past winter.
Love this!!!! Must make one for each of my supercool nieces and nephews (and SO’ s ) for Christmas!!!! Thanks for a great idea!!!
Oh, what size needles did you use with tosh merino light?