With vertical lines branching from the decreases at the crown, this double knit hat is reminiscent of the hanging branches and leaves of weeping willow trees.
I designed the hat that I want to own: double knit for warmth, a graphic design that speaks to my love of art deco and a shape that hugs my head. Plus the paired decreases mean that it's totally reversible and looks great inside out!
For those who find double knitting enough of a challenge, a regular cast on will keep this hat snug against your head. For those who want to try something new, give a circular tubular cast on a go!
Thanks to my great models [Jenn] and [Louise], and of course my daughter Zoe.
The pattern has been updated on Knitty & the following corrections were made:
1) The cast-on for the non-tubular version had the instructions reversed, but the pattern is now updated.
2) Row 13 stitch 4 is dark
3) Start at row 1 of the crown chart. If there are rows before row 1, ignore them.