Great Grand Sun Hat by Lorna Pearman

Great Grand Sun Hat

Knitting
March 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
108 - 216 yards (99 - 198 m)
15", 17.5", 20", 22.5 Head Circumference
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This little hat is like a day at the beach, with waves circling the brim, gulls flying above, and a starfish resting on top. Featuring slipped stitches and tiny cables, only 1 skein of Cotton Classic is needed for the smallest size, and 2 skeins for Medium and Large sizes.

I designed this cotton sun hat for my great-grandson, a fair-skinned red head, to give him some protection from the sun during the summer months. I developed a Slipped Stitch Diagonal Rib, slipping stitches for 2 rows before twisting the cables. As I was getting ready to shape the hat, Fiftyfifty Shell by Laura Cunitz was published in the Knitty Spring/Summer 2014 issue, and her slipped stitch decreases caught my eye. So I used her technique, but instead slipped stitches for 2 rows below each decrease to elongate the stitches even further as in the tiny cables.