Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach
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Midas Hat

March 2014
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
one size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This slouchy hat uses your lovely skein of sock yarn that you don’t want to turn into socks. The world wouldn’t be able to see the gorgeous colors if they were hidden under pants or in boots!

The Midas Hat is provisionally cast on and knit in the round in stockinette, which, I think, really showcases beautifully dyed yarn. It features a folded brim to maintain the clean, all stockinette stitch without a rolled edge. Plus the brim is wide enough to cover your ears and keep them warm. It uses an Elizabeth Zimmerman technique that helps keep the brim from flaring out, which can happen with folded hems.