|if you spot this hat in north london, give me a shout.|
i'm knitting the hat along the same lines as another hat i made a few months ago, using the short row brim of stephen west's bedrock hat pattern with just a plain stockinette floppy top. i knit bedrock for a friend a couple years ago and it was a headache for several reasons, mostly due to not having enough of the yarn he sent me to complete the pattern, and so spending ages finding a suitable yarn to combine with it and then sort out how to combine the colours within the pattern. the finished product is lovely, and he was really pleased with it, but i just prefer a slightly plainer knit for myself. i love short rows though, and the shape of the hat is fabulous. so, short row brim with stockinette top! i'm knitting it out of madelinetosh worsted which i got on sale from loop during the summer, which is a single ply merino. it's really soft and lovely, just has a tendency of stretching a bit more than necessarily desired. i used a long-tail cast-on to keep the brim stretchy but still structured.
the original plan was to knit them after i'd finished mum and dad's xmas gifts, since those two are rather large in terms of projects. but then i lost my hat, and i'm cold already. so i'm knitting myself a couple of quick things and then getting back on track with the parental knits.