Gentle on My Mind
This pattern is for any weight yarn! This bonnet style hat can be made in any gauge, and custom sized to any head, though the specifics of its shape may differ with yarn weight - a bulkier yarn will make for more of a hood style. The modular shape is worked seamlessly, bordered with garter stitch around all the edges, with i-cords or braids finishing it off at the tips.
The hat is started sideways across the top front, leaving stitches along the back edge, which are then worked over and downwards with decreases and short rows making the curved head shape down the back. A strip of sideways garter stitch finishes it off across the base in back. Stripes work to show off the complexity of this design best!
Self-striping yarn, or striping between multiple colors, is recommended for this piece, though it looks nice in a solid as well. Fine weights work best for small sizes or fitted hats, while bulky weights make for big cozy headpieces.
This pattern is part of Remixed - the full Remixed collection is $20, making the 8 patterns $2.50 each, and when you buy the collection, you are also pre-ordering the Remixed ebook, which will be packed with recycled yarn making tutorials! (See the leethal blog for ebook details and updates.)