Do you love both simple knitting and knitting garments with unusual construction? You can have it all with this mind-bending hat, which is knit sideways and on the bias. The set-up and finishing will require your attention, but the rest involves nearly mindless knitting, with some short rows thrown in to keep things interesting. Other knitters will stare fixedly at your hat and ask, “How did you make that?!”
This hat works particularly well for hand-dyed yarns, whose variations in color help to showcase the hat’s unusual construction. The pattern provides many options for customizing your hat to suit adults, babies, children, men, women, those who prefer beanies, and those who like slouchy hats.
Light worsted/heavy DK wool yarn: approx 150 (160, 170, 180) yds for beanie; 170 (180, 190, 200) yds for slouchy hat. Hats shown in:
Red, striped slouchy hat, shown in Adult L size: * [MC:] Alisha Goes Around Pulchritude of Peacocks DK (bright red): 175 yds us