Inspired by 1940s military-chic, Irene is an unusual little felted tilt hat with a lot of character. Careful shaping to the brim helps it sit securely on the head even without a pin, while the asymmetric crown means it can be worn in a number of different ways. Trim with a simple feather or button for everyday elegance, or add flowers, ribbons and veiling for a special occasion.
Suitable for beginner-intermediate knitters. You should be familiar with k2togdecreases, and make-1 increases. You should also be able to work short rows.
Hat is made with worsted yarn held double, and is felted to desired size.
80-100m any feltable worsted yarn held doubled.
Approx US size 12 circular needle.
Washing machine, or hot and cold water
wig form or bowl approximately size of head
Gauge is unimportant for this project, you only need ensure the hat will be somewhat larger than desired size.