Wild is the Wind
Wild is the Wind has been completely reformatted, reedited, and improved! The new pdf is 9 pages long (including the cover page, and 2 extra pages with a second version of the chart and a twisted stitches photo tutorial) with process photos throughout. (Update happened in November, 2015.)
This swirly hat can be made with any weight yarn, slouchy or not, custom sized to your head, with buttons or without, fitted or beret style, with a pointed top or not. With all these options, you can make it over and over, use up hat-quantity yarn leftovers, or random single skeins, making a totally different hat each time.
It’s constructed from the top down, twisted stitches swirling outwards with yarn over increases, until the hat body is the appropriate width and height for a custom fit. The gauge is measured directly on the hat once enough fabric has been knit, and measurements/stitch counts are then calculated using that gauge.
The brim is knit on sideways around the hat bottom, with decreases attaching it to the hat and essentially binding off the hat body stitches at the same time.
The brim section is charted.
This pattern is part of Remixed; 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.)