Not your ordinary hat! Nephew requested a yellow hat and as soon as I spotted brainfork’s hat with its wonky stitch pattern, I knew it was meant to be. I mean, what 10 year old wouldn’t want this hat?
Changed the pattern slightly. Wasn’t too fond of the fold over hem for the brim so instead used a simple 1x1 rib worked for 2”.
Guessed that nephew’s head circumference is around 19” so I casted on enough stitches to achieve 19” unstretched. So for me, that was 110 sts. My gauge swatch results were as follows:
5.75 sts x 7 rows = 1”
Once the ribbing measured 2” in height, I increased 10 sts evenly across the row so I was with 120 sts--a multiple of the 24 st pattern repeat.
The designer said that she used the magic loop method to knit and also suggested dpns. I went with using just one circular needle with my shortest cord. Since I was knitting 110-120 sts most of the time, I didn’t have any problems. I did switch to dpns once I started decreasing significantly at the crown.
Pattern is very well written and I did not come across one error.
About the Yarn: Swish DK from knitpicks was a joy to use. It is a sturdy, 4-ply yarn that is soft and takes ripping well. I love the color I chose and I don’t typically reach for yellow!