Three Way Stop by Brittany Wilson

Three Way Stop

August 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with heavier yarn, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
20 [22] inch head circumference
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Pleating is a universal garment shaping technique. You will see it in many different fabrics, both sewn and knit. It can be used to create a swishy skirt, add a little extra room to pants, or some extra shaping to sweaters.

I’ve created a hat design that incorporates a traditional box pleat as a way to decrease the crown, and I also used a technique that I call a reverse box pleat to add volume and shape to the body of the hat. It is a slouchy hat that comes in two adult sizes.

Techniques Used:

  • Box and Reverse Pleat: Detailed picture tutorial included.
  • Central Double Decrease- aka Mitered Decrease.

Brim: 16(18) inches
Height: 8(9) inches
To Fit Head Circumference: 20(22) inches